Farewell, Rick Grimes. Following season 9, Andrew Lincoln will leave The Walking Dead, various sources affirm to Us Weekly. The performing artist, 44, is just set to show up in six scenes of the ninth season.
“Andrew is leaving since he’s had enough of it and needs to concentrate his vitality on films,” an insider near Lincoln lets us know. Also, a source lets us know only that Lincoln’s costar, Norman Reedus, arranged a $20 million paycheck to remain on.
Following the season 8 finale, Lincoln opened up about what’s next for Rick Grimes in the wake of bringing down Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).
“I think there is continually going to be a feeling of he’s lost the majority of the most vital parts of himself, but he has the heritage and blessing that Carl gave him that will fuel his desire for the future,” he disclosed to Entertainment Weekly. “He has a recharged reason along these lines and due to his child. So it’s completely another man. This is the man who couldn’t perceive what Deanna saw about the future and still couldn’t see it for a long, long time even all through the greater part of this and the fight he was never going to budge on retaliation.”
He included: “And now you will meet and discover a man — relying upon how much time after the occasions that we just saw — that has changed, fundamentally, in thoughts and reason.”
This isn’t the main change going to the show – Lauren Cohan, who depicts Maggie Rhee, will just show up in six of the initial eight scenes, Deadline revealed. She likewise reserved the lead in ABC’s activity show Whiskey Cavalier, inverse Scott Foley, so she will part her chance between Los Angeles and Atlanta.
She affirmed she’d be back on the AMC show in April, telling EW, “I’m returning. There’s significantly more Maggie story to tell … You know, we’re not permitted to disclose to you anything, but rather it’s great.”
The Walking Dead will come back to AMC Sundays in the fall.
AMC did not promptly react to Us Weekly’s ask for input. Collider was the first to report Lincoln’s takeoff.