The Walking Dead Star Andrew Lincoln Leaving After Season 9

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Fans were stunned at the news that Lincoln would be leaving the show and bringing Rick Grimes' story to an end.

Can The Walking Deadsurvive without Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes?

The series is based on Robert Kirkman's ongoing comic series and his story still revolves around Rick so the show's writers will have to come up with some more original material in order to transition Lincoln out and Reedus into the lead.

The ninth season of The Walking Dead premieres in the US this autumn.

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"That show w/o Rick Grimes is like Batman without Bruce Wayne". Characters like Daryl, Carol, Morgan, and even Negan hold just as much interest and appeal for fans than Rick himself does.

Fear the Walking Dead season 4 is now pulling a soft reboot of sorts (doubling down in the soft reboot that was season 3), and it's working out pretty successfully. If that show can successfully retool its cast and focus, there's no reason to say The Walking Dead can't do the same. Either way, this news serves as a big shock to fans of the longtime series.

Fans have already said goodbye to one of the show's main characters with the death of Rick's son, Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), in season eight.

Collider broke the sad news exclusively, revealing that the lead actor would depart the series for good during its upcoming season, which is now filming.

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Iger called Jarrett ahead of ABC's announcement to let her know. "He said he had zero tolerance. and I appreciate that", she said. But her show drew praise from President Donald Trump , who attributed its popularity in part to his supporters.

Comic Book reports that nothing is known about how Andrew Lincoln will exit The Walking Dead, but that he is expected to be gone before the Season 9 finale.

To be fair, what happened to The Office may have no bearing on The Walking Dead. The American TV network is yet to comment on the news.

Though it is the most recent news of a major actor leaving the series, Lincoln's departure from the show is far from the only one being discussed right now. Take that how you will.

It's also unclear if Danai Gurira (Michonne) will return to The Walking Dead following her breakout film role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fear the Walking Deadairs Sundays at 9 pm ET on AMC.

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