We’re hearing that, by the end of Season 9 of AMC’s hit drama series The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes himself will be walking away. That’s right TWD enthusiasts, Andrew Lincoln will be growling his way through the post-apocalyptyic setting for just one more season before calling it quits. And while we won’t be spoiling just how the series’ founding character makes his exit fans can only expect to see Lincoln in half-a-dozen episodes of the upcoming season.
Any time a major character from the show shuffles off this mortal coil (or heads to a spin-off sexyries), it’s a big deal, but for the characters who have been there from the beginning like Rick Grimes & Co., their loss is catastrophic. We saw that effect when Chandler Riggs left the show just last season and we’ll likely see an even bigger fan fallout when Lincoln leaves in Season 9. To fill the void in the show’s leading man status, we’re also hearing that AMC has offered substantial compensation to long-running series star Norman Reedus to not only stay
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