In its eighth season, AMC’s The Walking Dead shook fans to their core with a shocking death which no one saw coming! We are, of course, talking about Carl Grimes (played by Chandler Riggs).
Carl died in the mid-season 8 premiere after suffering a walker bite to his abdomen. His death is a huge departure from the source material graphic novels and has immensely upset fans of the series. Riggs, on the other hand, appears to have made peace with the decision.
At a panel Q&A at Fandemic Tour Sacramento last weekend, Riggs even said that he was ultimately satisfied with how Carl left The Walking Dead world. According to Comicbook.com, when asked if he was happy with the way Carl died, Riggs said:
Riggs continued to say that it wasn’t until he read the script for the eighth episode (the mid-season finale) that he realized that Carl was really going out in a blaze of glory, literally. Riggs said:
Riggs certainly seems to be doing well since his departure from The Walking Dead. He also revealed that he’s filmed two movies over this past winter, and he’s also living his best life while producing his own music.
As for The Walking Dead, there series will undergo some serious changes in its upcoming ninth season. Co-Executive Producer and long-time writer Angela Kang was promoted to Showrunner for the ninth season. Scott Gimple (former showrunner) will now be Chief Content Officer overseeing the entire Walking Dead franchise including both The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead
Additionally, we know that Andrew Lincoln (who plays Rick Grimes) and Lauren Cohan (who plays Maggie Greene (Rhee)) will be leaving the series before the season’s end. Cohan was recently cast in ABC’s Whiskey Cavalier which was announced as being picked up to series during the recent 2018 television upfronts. Both Cohan and Lincoln are said to appear in just six episodes in the upcoming season.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC this fall.
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