Andrew Lincoln Leaving 'The Walking Dead' In Season 9
The Walking Dead Lead Star Andrew Lincoln To Leave The Series After Its Ninth Edition, Norman Reedus Negotiating For $20 Million To Take Over Lead Duties
- Actor Andrew Lincoln will reportedly leave the famous AMC series The Walking Dead after its ninth season.
- The 44-year-old English actor is yet to reveal whether the news is true or not, however, many online tabloids have already confirmed his departure.
- Lincoln has been the leading actor in the show from the first episode of the show which aired on 31st October 2010.
- Fellow actor Norman Reedus would take over the leading role after Lincoln's departure, for which he has reportedly negotiated for $20 million.
Bad news for The Walking Dead Fans!
AMC's The Walking Dead lead star Andrew Lincoln is thinking of leaving the series after ninth edition, multiple tabloids reported.
Lincoln, who has been playing Rick Grimes since the first episode of the show, will reportedly appear in only six episodes of the forthcoming season of which is set to premiere later this year.
Where Lincoln is yet to provide the conclusive signal in the matter, Collider claimed to know how his character will wrap the show. It hinted that he wouldn't die; instead will be "walking away" by the end of the ninth season.
When being asked about Rick's rumored death in February, Lincoln told,
There are lots of unanswered questions, and we owe a debt to all the viewers to answer a few of those. So, yes, once they're answered, there is an endgame. I've said it before. There's certainly an endgame in my head.
Meanwhile, fellow actor Norman Reedus has been negotiating a new deal in the shake of Lincoln's departure. Sources detailed he will become the 'new number 1' on the show and has settled a $20 million paycheck to stay on.