Andrew Lincoln could also be strolling off The Strolling Useless.
Collider is reporting that Lincoln, who has performed sequence lead character Rick Grimes for the reason that first episode in 2010, is making ready to depart the flagship AMC sequence in the course of the course of its upcoming ninth season.
In response to the writeup, Lincoln is anticipate to seem in solely six episodes of the following season, after which his character will apparently be gone for good.
Reportedly, AMC is making ready for Lincoln’s departure by throwing a large amount of cash within the course of Norman Reedus, with the goal of constructing Reedus’ Daryl Dixon the sequence’ major protagonist after Lincoln leaves.
The outlet declined to report the precise circumstances of Lincoln’s departure from the present, not desirous to spoil the last word destiny of Rick Grimes. As to why Lincoln would select to stroll away from the present, Collider cited a way of inventive stagnation, speculating that the actor would most likely wish to tackle some totally different roles than the comparatively one-note Rick.
Additionally, whereas the sequence stays well-watched, it appears to have gone previous its peak in reputation, with its rankings dipping to a low not seen since its first season throughout the newest run of episodes three months in the past.
Beforehand, it was thought that Lauren Cohen, who performs Maggie Rhee, could be leaving the sequence to star because the lead in ABC’s Whiskey Cavalier. Since then, it has been confirmed that Cohen will stay with the present for not less than six episodes, all to air within the first half of the following season.
In response to Collider, Cohen’s future with the present can be within the air, and it stays potential that each Lincoln and Cohen might be gone by the point the sequence’ subsequent season wraps up.
The ninth season additionally marks the primary 12 months of a brand new showrunner for the sequence in author and government producer Angela Kang. After Frank Darabont, Glen Mazzara, and Scott Gimple, she is the fourth individual to take a lead position within the writers’ room for the present.
The eighth season of The Strolling Useless wrapped up on April 15. Whereas no official announcement has been made but, the sequence is predicted to return in October.
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