Now Who's Going To Find Stuff & Thangs? Andrew Lincoln Is Leaving The Walking Dead
In a surprising bit of news, Collider revealed Andrew Lincoln will be shuffling of the mortal coil that is The Walking Dead during the upcoming ninth season. Holy shit, right? Well, you better brace yourselves for this next part; he's only going to be in 6 episodes of the 16 episode season. It sounds to me like Rick Grimes will likely be killed during the mid-season finale.
If Lincoln's last 6 episode are indeed the first 6 episodes of the season, that'll be a real dick punch for TWD fans from AMC. Before last season, it was widely suspected either Carl or Maggie would eventually take over as the "lead" of the show, but thanks to the departure of Chandler "Carl" Riggs last season and Lauren Cohan's Maggie possibly leaving (depending on the success of her new show on ABC), AMC is looking to perhaps the most beloved cast member to take over as leading man.
AMC will be offering Norman Reedus Scrooge McDuckian amount of cash to stick around for a slong as possible. I think given Reedus' other show on AMC, the chances of good ole Daryl Dixon slaying zombies will definitely be part of the foreseeable future. While I'm more than OK with this, I would much prefer if Khary Payton's King Ezekiel and Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Negan both filled in the "Grimes Hole".
Now, the only remaining question is how in the fuck will they kill off Rick "By God" Grimes? $5 says it's death by Whisperer. Any takers?