ANDREW Lincoln has finally confirmed he's leaving The Walking Dead - as fans prepare for season 9 of the hit TV show. Since the very first episode of the hit AMC zombie apocalypse show, Andrew, 44, has been the driving force of the action and drama in his role as Deputy Sheriff-turned-zombie slayer Rick Grimes. But he's now moving on to pastures new, announcing the news to fans at the San Diego Comic Con on Friday. Andrew said: "There seems to be an elephant in the room and I think many of you want to ask a question whether or not it is my last year. "This will be my last season playing the part of Rick Grimes. “I love this show, it means everything to me. I love the people who make this show. "I’m also particularly fond of the people who watch the show. "It has been the most extraordinary, beautiful experience of my career, largely because of you guys.” The actor said he intended to take a break and spend time with his family. He said: “It’s … [Read more...] about Andrew Lincoln finally confirms he’s leaving The Walking Dead as season 9 trailer drops
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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?
Andrew Lincoln, the main star of "The Walking Dead," is reportedly leaving the show after Season 9, according to ComicBook.com citing multiple sources. And Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes, may not be the only cast member to exit. Several other cast members are also in the final years of their contract, including "Black Panther" star Danai Gurira, who has played Michonne since Season 3. Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie, is only contracted to appear in six episodes in Season 9, which is currently in production. ComicBook.com said it's still unclear how Lincoln will be written off. Lincoln is one of the few early cast members -- actors who joined the show during Season 3 or before -- left standing. "The Walking Dead" hits 100th episode "There's only me left in the top 10 [of the call sheet,]" Lincoln told ComicBook.com ahead of the Season Eight finale. "Norman [Reedus] and Melissa [McBride] and Danai [Gurira] and [Lauren Cohan], they're all in the … [Read more...] about Andrew Lincoln reportedly leaving “The Walking Dead” after Season 9
Warning: this article contains spoilers for season 8 of The Walking Dead The season finale for AMC's hit horror drama The Walking Dead aired in the US last night, with an unexpected last-minute twist. It ended with a showdown between Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his greatest adversary yet – not the ever-growing horde of zombies marauding across the show's landscape, but baseball bat-wielding psychopath and fan favourite Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). We saw, in a flashback, how Rick's late son Carl had written a letter pleading for his father and Negan to settle their differences. And after a climactic battle in which many of Negan's followers, the Saviours, were wiped out by their own defective bullets, Rick seemed willing to do just that. Mentioning his son in an attempt to win Negan's sympathy, Rick said: "Give me 10 seconds for Carl.” For those few seconds, he described an optimistic future in which he and Negan could work side-by-side – and appeared … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead season 8 finale: is there a future for Negan?
HORROR fans, rejoice! The Walking Dead has been renewed for a ninth season and the show is getting a big overhaul behind the scenes with a new showrunner.The zombie epic is said to be worth more than one billion US dollars, so it's no surprise that bosses want to extend the run.Former co-exec producer and write Angela Kang will take over as showrunner for the ninth season after being with the show for the past seven years.President of AMC network Charlie Collier has said: "This is an enormously important day for the entire The Walking Dead television universe."We are proud to acknowledge Angela's significant contribution to the series and to set a clear path forward for a ninth season under her direction."Charlie went on to pay tribute to former showrunner Scott M Gimple who has been promoted to the role of Chief Content Officer, adding: "Further, with grattitude and admiration, we also recognise Scott's broad impact on, and leadership of, the content that fuels our TWD universe."New … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead will return for a ninth season