Over The Walking Dead’s eight seasons we’ve seen a meek and timid Carol turn into a complete badass that you shouldn’t even look at the wrong way. We’ve watched Maggie Green go from a doting farmer’s daughter to a fierce and respected leader of her own community. We’ve watched Michonne evolve from a katana-wielding badass to an even mightier katana-wielding badass. Needless to say, the women of The Walking Dead are a force to be reckoned with and after eight seasons there’s a woman at the helm of the series (Angela Kang) and the ladies are finally getting stories that will put them on the front lines.
It’s been fascinating watching the female characters evolve over the years, and having a voice and an advocate for them at the top is truly going to add another layer to The Walking Dead. Not to mention, Cohan, Guiria, McBride and more are all so talented that it will be a true pleasure to watch their characters get some meatier stories
One story we already know is going to be a huge hurdle is Maggie’s reaction to Rick decision to save Negan. Rick sees saving him as respecting Carl’s wishes, but all Maggie sees is Rick saving the man who brutally murdered her husband. Based on that mini-coup she was having at the Hilltop in season 8’s final moments, there is absolutely going to be some tension on the horizon.
With Lauren Cohan departing the show midway through season 9, we’re glad to hear that she will have her chance to shine and truly put her incredible talent out there with a story that serves Maggie’s character, specifically the heart of her character, which has always been guided by Glenn.
Are you excited to see Michonne, Carol, Tara, Rosita and possibly even Jadis really step into the driver’s season for season 9? Let us know!