Andrew Lincoln Leaving 'The Walking Dead' in Season 9 - Rick Dies?

Posted July 21, 2018

The ninth season of "The Walking Dead" premieres on AMC on October 7. The official "Walking Dead" Twitter account confirmed the villains are coming.

"This will be my last season playing the part of Rick Grimes", Lincoln told the crowd, according to footage shared by people in attendance.

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As the post-apocalyptic zombie TV show approaches its ninth series, Lincoln broke the news to fans at San Diego's Comic Con on Friday. "I mean, I'm speaking on behalf of Robert Kirkman, but it was sold to me by my agent that it was seen through the eyes of Rick and then it would turn into an ensemble".

"I truly believe this is the best leading man in television", Danai Gurira, who plays Rick's lover Michonne, said of Lincoln during today's Comic-Con. I am particularly fond of the people that watch this show.

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We also saw a glimpse of this burgeoning conflict when Maggie comes to see Rick. "I think Angela is astonishing and leading with such class, and a light deftness of touch", Lincoln said. The first eight episodes of the Walking Dead spinoff's fourth season ran through June, and the action picks up again on August 12th as AMC begins airing the back half of the season. The trailer also showed tensions running high as supposedly reformed saviors clash with other survivors in disputes about how their new civilization should function and treat one another.

There's no specific information yet on how Lincoln's character will be written off the series. The rest of the cast and moderator Yvette Nicole Brown remaining quite and giving the man time to address his fans. And a large part of me will always be a machete-wielding, stetson-wearing, zombie-slaying sheriff's deputy from London, England.

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