Bye-bye, Rick Grimes! Andrew Lincoln’s Exit From The Walking Dead Has Been Confirmed

After much supposition, it has actually finally been verified that we’ll be biding farewell to Andrew Lincoln after season nine of The Walking Dead. Us Weekly reported back in June that the actor, who’s played Rick Grimes considering that the zombie collection began in 2010, will only show up in six episodes of the 9th season.

“Andrew is leaving because he’s had sufficient of it and wants to concentrate his power on movies,” a resource told the publication. Developer as well as executive manufacturer Robert Kirkman placed an end to the reports by claiming yes, Rick is indeed leaving the show.

Throughout an interview with Kevin Smith about the upcoming ninth period, Kirkman unwillingly stated that it was “looking” like season 9 will certainly be Lincoln’s last. “It does make the distinctions between the comic as well as the show a lot more obvious,” Kirkman claimed, considering that Rick is still a part of The Walking Dead comics in spite of the personality’s exit from the television adaptation.

“But at the end of the day, it’s all about Andrew Lincoln. This is a person. This is someone I have actually understood for virtually a years, somebody that I like. He’s been sweating in Georgia, away from his family, for as long.”

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Kirkman took place to include that no matter exactly how Lincoln winds up leaving the show– a tranquil write-off or being become zombie food– the production group is maintaining the followers in mind. “He respects the fans,” Kirkman claimed of the British star.

“He cares about the show deeply. He wishes to do something special en route out. We have actually something remarkable intended. I wouldn’t wish to ruin anything, but anybody who has been a follower of his journey, who enjoys Rick Grimes, who likes the world of The Walking Dead, you’re mosting likely to want to see what we do.”

The information is unintentional thinking about there has actually additionally been supposition that Lauren Cohan is leaving after she joined for ABC’s brand-new dramedy, Whiskey Cavalier. She has actually because shut down those rumors. “I’m going back. There’s a lot extra Maggie story to tell,” she told EW back in April. “You know we’re not permitted to tell you anything, however it’s good.”

For any kind of Daryl fans out there, we do have great news: a resource likewise informed United States that Lincoln and also Cohan’s costar Norman Reedus bargained a $20 million wage to stay on the program while the remainder of his costars go after various other projects. We’ll just have to see as well as wait exactly how all of it cleans when The Walking Dead returns later this Fall.

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