AMC's The Walking Dead lost two pioneering members of its family during Sunday's season-seven debut.
But while the memorials of Steven Yeun's Glenn Rhee and Michael Cudlitz's Sgt. Abraham Ford will be remembered forever on the AMC zombie suspense-drama, both actors remain enviable names in Hollywood.
Yeun, who grew up on The Walking Dead playing the role of pizza delivery guy and the group's moral range, booked a co-starring role in Snow piercer filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's Okja in April.
Starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano, the fiend drama centers on a girl (Seohyun An) who befriends a biologically manufactured pig named Okja. When the pig grows up to gargantuan proportions, the company that created him takes him, thrusting the girl, now a teen, into a mission to get it back. Production started in April in South Korea, Canada and the U.S. A release date for the Netflix feature has not yet been determined.
Beyond that, Yeun has a voice role in Netflix's and DreamWorks' animated Troll hunter's series from another horror film, Guillermo del Toro. Yeun voices Steve, a stratified school bully with an obscure journey. The series debuts Dec. 23 on Netflix.
Further down the line for Yeun is McG's indie action thriller Mayhem. Joe Lynch (Everly) directs the film, which will reteam Yeun with Circle of Confusion, the production behind The Walking Dead. Mayhem,which is awaiting a date, centers on a virus that's efficient of making people act out their wildest drives - it infects a law office on that day attorney Derek Saunders (Yeun) is framed by a co-worker and illegally fired. Trapped in the isolated building, he is forced to fight tooth and nail for not only his job, but also his life.
Yeun is also in post-production on another Comics, Chew, the comedy that was previously in development as a live-action series with a taste of comedy at Showtime. It is based on the Rob Guillory book series about Detective Tony Chu (Yeun) who is a "cibopath": a person who gets psychic affections from whatever he eats, and is set in a world where bird meats are illegal after bird flu killed millions of Americans. Yeun is a long-standing fan of the best-selling comic. Felicia Day is close to co-star.
Cudlitz, meanwhile, has stayed busy with a recurring role on HBO's Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson football comedy, Ballers. The show's former loyal soldier, whom Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple fought to cast after AMC executives thought he was too recognizable from Southland, has a top-secret project in the works, with a formal announcement expected to come out soon.