For those fans who were holding out for a Hail Mary when it came to Andrew Lincoln’s departure from The Walking Dead, it looks like it’s time to accept defeat and just enjoy his final season on the long-running drama series. For the first time since reports that Lincoln would be exiting the series in season nine dropped, Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has finally confirmed the news.
While speaking with Kevin Smith in a pre-taped IMDB interview, he was asked about Lincoln’s future on the series and if it was true he was actually leaving the zombie drama.
While it’s still a mystery as to how Lincoln’s exit will be worked into the show, Kirkman promised that the passion and dedication Lincoln has had towards the show over the past decade will be mirrored in his goodbye and that fans will be extremely satisfied with how it ends.
You can watch the interview with Smith and Kirkman below!
In addition to Lincoln, Lauren Cohan who has been playing Maggie since season two will also be exiting the series. She, however, will be back on our screens before we know it when she appears alongside Mark Wahlberg in Mile 22 next month and on ABC’s new drama series Whiskey Cavalier.
New showrunner Angela Kang has recently confirmed that the series will experience a time jump and while speaking with THR she previewed a bit of what viewers can expect for Rick heading into season 9.
The Walking Dead released a teaser trailer for season 9 today, a day before their huge San Diego Comic-Con panel, where a full trailer will be released, taking place at 12:15 pm PST tomorrow. Check that out below!
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What do you think of Kirkman’s comments? Are you going to watch The Walking Dead without Lincoln? Let us know and be sure to check back tomorrow for all of The Walking Dead scoop coming out of SDCC!