Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) Appears to be Leaving TWD. Will only be in six episodes in season 9.
We’re hearing that, by the end of Season 9 of AMC’s hit drama series The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes himself will be walking away. That’s right TWD enthusiasts, Andrew Lincoln will be growling his way through the post-apocalyptic setting for just one more season before calling it quits. And while we won’t be spoiling just how the series’ founding character makes his exit, we do know that fans can only expect to see Lincoln in half-a-dozen episodes of the upcoming season.
If true, it could give the show a much needed refresh, or lead to its cancellation. Personally I feel like AMC should use it as an opportunity to hire some great writers and less known actors/actresses make a good story and completely go a different direction than the comics. Also I feel like they might want to make Lauren Cohan (Maggie) into the main character now, but even though she is staying for season 9 I can't see her sticking around if her new show is more popular.