Fans of The Walking Dead will remember Austin Abrams for his portrayal of Ron Anderson. He was the son of Jesse (Alexandra Breckinridge) and Pete (Corey Brill) and brother to Sam (Major Dodson), who resided in Alexandria. Ron was responsible for shooting Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) in the head, resulting in the loss of his eye. Abrams has had many more roles since his departure from TWD and now he stars in a new Netflix movie, Do Revenge.
Directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Do Revenge was co-written by Robinson and Celeste Ballard. The film is a subverted Hitchcock-ian dark comedy loosely based on Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1951), with the scariest of all protagonists, teenage girls.
Drea (Camila Mendes) is the Alpha it-girl at school until her life spirals out of control when a sex tape is leaked by her boyfriend Max (Abrams), the king of the school. Eleanor (Maya Hawke), a new and awkward transfer student, is furious when she discovers she must attend the same school with a former bully, Carissa (Ava Capri). They attended the same summer camp when they were 13, and Carissa spread a nasty rumor about her. Drea and Eleanor form an unlikely friendship to get revenge on those who have wronged them.
The film also stars Rish Shah, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alisha Boe, Jonathan Daviss, and Maia Reficco. You can watch Do Revenge now on Netflix.
Austin Abrams – Walking Dead and other roles
Abrams starred in The Walking Dead during seasons 5 and 6. He was killed by Michonne (Danai Gurira) when he pulled the gun on Rick (Andrew Lincoln). She stabs him in the chest, and this causes him to fire the gun, resulting in Carl losing his eye.
Since that role, he has gone on to star in some memorable roles. He plays Ethan in Euphoria, where fellow TWDU actor Colman Domingo also stars. He also played Marc in This Is Us and Dash in another Netflix series, Dash & Lily. He also starred as Tommy in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark with fellow TWDU alum Zoe Colletti.
Next, he will star with Alex Wolff in The Line, a drama film about a university student who lives life without the fear of consequences.