Huge changes are coming in The Walking Dead– bigger changes than any fan could have anticipated. The show’s latest episode marked the highly publicised swansong of Rick Grimes. Titled “What Comes After,” this instalment – the fifth of season nine – picked up immediately where last week’s left off: our hero impaled on a spike amid a horde of hungry walkers. Given he’s been the show’s star throughout the past nine years, Andrew Lincoln’s departure is a pretty game-changing moment for this series. While he may have left The Walking Dead, former showrunner Scott Gimple made it clear that Grimes’s story is not over and will be further explored in a trilogy of big-budget films for AMC–the first of several projects featuring characters from within the universe. With that in mind, this episode was perhaps the most vital in Walking Dead history, featuring the end of an era as well as the … [Read more...] about Five biggest twists from The Walking Dead season 9, episode 5
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USA TODAY Published 10:43 PM EST Nov 4, 2018 Spoiler alert: This story contains significant details from Sunday’s episode of “The Walking Dead.” Sunday’s episode of “The Walking Dead” was touted by AMC as “Rick Grimes’ Last Episode.” By the end, however, the zombie action-thriller’s leading man appears to be 180 degrees from the show’s title: He isn’t walking, but he isn’t dead, either. What that means for Rick, since this is the last series episode for the character and the actor who plays him, Andrew Lincoln, is anybody’s guess. But a series of TV movies will continue his story, AMC announced Sunday. But we’ll get to that. At the end of last week's episode, viewers saw Rick impaled on rebar jutting from a concrete slab after his spooked horse threw him as a swarm of walkers approached. But there was no way Rick was going to end up as zombie chow, which would have been an … [Read more...] about Rick Grimes makes final stand on AMC The Walking Dead
The ‘new beginning that Rick has been dreaming about for quite some time in The Walking Dead is teased in the show’s latest episode – albeit in a rather different manner than its lead character could ever have imagined. The death of Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) last season proved that The Walking Dead remains a series capable of shocking viewers like it did in its early days. Let’s not forget, the AMC series was known as one of the most cold-blooded shows on television – even more so than Game of Thrones – in the way it was willing to kill off multiple main characters in the space of just one episode. While the show’s current cast list has been its longest-running yet, tonight’s episode sparks the beginning of the end for the character whose journey we’ve followed since the first ever scene. When Andrew Lincoln confirmed he was to leave after just five episodes of season nine, many had hoped his last hurrah would see him ride off … [Read more...] about Five major questions we had after The Walking Dead season 9 episode 4
The hills were alive with the sound of gurgling zombies as The Walking Dead returned for its first episode under new show-runner Angela Kang. Her big challenge will be to reverse the plummeting ratings that have seen the series go from Game of Thrones rival to thrill-deficient laughing stock. There is also the small matter of bidding adieu to star Andrew Lincoln, aka Sheriff Rick, who after eight years has had enough of slapping rotting corpses with sharp objects and is due to depart by the end of the season. But before all that Kang had to get the story back on the road as the action resumed 18 months from the downfall of Saviours kingpin Negan. It was a very bloody new beginning Negan had been overthrown – but that didn’t mean the killing had ended. When recurring slithery schemer Gregory (Xander Berkeley) tried to exploit the death of poor Ken (see below for full eulogy) with a whispering campaign against Maggie (Lauren Cohan), the … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead, season 9, episode 1, A New Beginning recap: a bloody, merciless return to form
FOLLOWING Season 8's dramatic ending, The Walking Dead is returning to screens with its next installment. Here's everything you need to know about series 9 of the zombie drama... When is The Walking Dead season 9 released? Season 9 of The Walking Dead will return to screens on October 8, 2018. It will be shown in the US first, on October 7, and then arrive on UK screens the day after. Fox will air the series, but the episodes will also be available on Now TV. Season 9 is likely to have 16 episodes - the same as the previous six series. The season 8 finale had aired in the UK on April 16. Who will be in the cast of The Walking Dead season 9? Series 9 will see a shake-up to the cast of The Walking Dead. Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) will definitely return, after Rick decided to save Negan and keep him prisoner. Norman Reedus (Daryl, Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol), Alanna Masterson (Tara), Christian Serratos (Rosita), Josh McDermitt … [Read more...] about When does The Walking Dead season 9 start, who is in the cast and how many episodes will it have?