Brian Truitt USA TODAY Published 8:24 p.m. UTC Jul 20, 2018 SAN DIEGO - Andrew Lincoln is walking off into the undead sunset. In a Friday panel at Comic-Con for AMC's popular zombie drama "The Walking Dead," the British actor, who stars as the series's conflicted leader Rick Grimes, confirmed reports of his impending departure in the show's ninth season, premiering Oct. 7. "This will be my last season playing the part of Rick Grimes. I love this show, it means everything to me. I promise not to cry – I've done enough crying onscreen," Lincoln said. "I’m particularly fond of the people who watch this show. This has been the most extraordinary, beautiful experience of my career, mostly because of you guys." But "I don’t want to turn this into an Oscar acceptance speech or an obituary. We’re deeply proud of the work we’ve done this season." A trailer for the new season reveals a time jump in which Maggie (Lauren Cohan) … [Read more...] about Comic-Con: Andrew Lincoln to exit ‘Walking Dead’ in upcoming Season 9
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THE Walking Dead will have a hard time avoiding rotten ratings after the news lead star Andrew Lincoln is quitting the zombie-drama. Andrew's Rick Grimes has been the driving force behind the series since its inception and his exit may cause other stars to follow. Here's all you need to know... Is Andrew Lincoln leaving The Walking Dead in season nine? On May 30 2018, it was announced that Andrew Lincoln is quitting his role as Deputy Sheriff-turned-zombie slayer Rick Grimes. The 44-year-old British actor is cutting down his involvement as he turns his attention to films. He is only contracted to appear in just six episodes of the forthcoming ninth season and speculation has risen that his character will be killed off. “Andrew is leaving because he's had enough of it and wants to focus his energy on movies,” a source told US Weekly. What does this mean for the return of costars Lauren Cohan and Norman Reedus? Meanwhile, Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie … [Read more...] about Is Andrew Lincoln leaving The Walking Dead in season nine, is Norman Reedus staying and what about Lauren Cohan?
Nobody could have anticipated the phenomenon The Walking Dead would become when it aired its modest six-episode debut back in 2010. Eight years on and it's spawned just as many seasons with a ninth (and counting) to come filled with characters up there in the cultural familiarity stakes alongside those from Game of Thrones, Lost and Breaking Bad. Today (30 May) saw the bombshell news that its lead star Andrew Lincoln will be phased out of the show during the next season. Quite how this will occur remains to be seen, but he'll appear in just six of the run's 16 episodes with Norman Reedus' fan favourite Daryl Dixon promoted to main character duties in his absence. This news is a lot for fans to take in and simply put, should spell the end of the AMC zombie series. Full disclosure: I am a loyal follower of The Walking Dead who has been slightly disconcerted by the series' recent evolution into a punching bag for … [Read more...] about Why Andrew Lincoln’s departure is a death knell for The Walking Dead
Andrew Lincoln's unexpected departure from The Walking Dead will see Norman Reedus become one of the highest-paid stars on TV. The AMC drama's lead star will leave the show during its ninth season leaving main character duties to fan favourite Daryl Dixon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reedus - who has appeared on the show since its first season - is negotiating a new deal that will see him net more than $20m. Should Reedus' deal be accepted, he'll become one of the highest-paid stars on TV matching the salary of Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo and surpassing the amount earned by Game of Thrones stars including Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Reedus would fall behind Robert De Niro who has reported takings of $775,000 (£606,000) for his part in as-of-yet untitled TV project from director David O. Russell. Read more Andrew Lincoln to leave The Walking Dead, Norman Reedus to take over l It's unknown how Lincoln will leave the series, but his … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead: Andrew Lincoln departure will make Daryl actor Norman Reedus one of TV’s highest-paid stars
Andrew Lincoln is reportedly leaving The Walking Dead after nine years. The character departing is a big blow to fans of the series. Lincoln - who has played Rick Grimes since the show's very first episode aired in 2010 - will only appear in six episodes of the forthcoming season. It premieres later this year. Norman Reedus' Daryl is reportedly becoming the show's main character. “I can’t wait to see this next episode,” Lincoln told EW after the season 8 finale . “It’s really interesting. "It’s very different in a good way. "In an exciting way. "It’s more reminiscent of the pilot than any other season that we’ve embarked on, which makes me very happy. "It’s a good time for it. "It’s a really exciting time for it. "I feel like season 1. "It’s a big year, and I’m excited for it." The Walking Dead returns to AMC in October. Download our all-new mobile app to get the latest news, sport and what's on. Click here … [Read more...] about Andrew Lincoln is leaving The Walking Dead after nine years