REPORT: Andrew Lincoln To Leave ‘Walking Dead’ After Season 9

Lincoln says he is leaving the show “sooner, rather than later.”

By Admin on May 29, 2018
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 07: Andrew Lincoln and Jeffrey Dean Morgan speak onstage during the Comic Con The Walking Dead panel at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for AMC)

He has been playing Rick Grimes since episode one, and now it looks like Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln is considering leaving the show after season nine.

TooFab: “…fans can only expect to see Lincoln in half-a-dozen episodes of the upcoming season.” AMC has also apparently “offered substantial compensation” to co-star Norman Reedus to stay on board and take over “the show’s leading role.”

When asked in December about whether he saw “an end in sight” for his time on the show, Lincoln told THR: “Yeah, I think so. I’ve said to you before and I really feel that the fans — and also for my own satisfaction — that there deserves to be an end point. There needs to be an end game and that is something that is definitely being talked about. I can’t get into all of that. But all of that will be answered. As I’ve said to you before — and I will continue to say — my relationship with Rick Grimes is far from over.”

When the reporter asked if Lincoln saw an end coming “sooner, rather than later,” he added, “That’s a question I’m not at liberty to answer. It’s such an extraordinary story and in my heart, it deserves some resolution.”

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