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Terry O’Quinn Explains Why Refusing The Walking Dead Universe Wasn’t An Option

He now plays a major role in the new series premiering on February 25.

In a recent conversation with Screen Rant at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘The Ones Who Live,’ Terry O’Quinn shared insights into his unexpected foray into ‘The Walking Dead’ universe.

Known for his role in the hit series ‘Lost,’ O’Quinn’s venture into another major television universe was not something he saw coming. During the interview, the actor expressed his initial surprise upon being asked to join the franchise, saying:

“I didn’t know. I never thought that, no. It was a complete surprise when they asked me if I wanted to do it, and I didn’t know it, as I said. I was encouraged by a lot of people. I didn’t realize really the size of the dead head universe, so I could have been in trouble if I’d turned it down. I’m quite happy I did. I loved the work and how it turned up.”

Unaware of the vast and dedicated fanbase of the franchise, O’Quinn saw the potential risk of declining such an opportunity. In the end, he was pleased with the outcome and his involvement in the series.

You can watch the interview below.

Latest Updates About ‘The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live’

The Ones Who Live,‘ where O’Quinn stars as Beale, the Major General of the Civic Republic Military, is set to expand the ‘The Walking Dead’ narrative. Created by Scott M. Gimple and Danai Gurira, this series marks the sixth spin-off and the seventh entry in the franchise’s universe.

The show features Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, and Pollyanna McIntosh, reprising their roles. It’s scheduled to premiere on February 25, 2024, on AMC and AMC+, with the rest of the episodes releasing in March.

In addition to his role in ‘The Ones Who Live,’ Terry O’Quinn is also set to appear in ‘Unsung Hero,‘ releasing on April 26, 2024. In this upcoming project, he portrays Grandpa James.

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