Published: Tue, November 06, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Andrew Lincoln Will Star In Multiple "Walking Dead" Movies

Andrew Lincoln Will Star In Multiple

Regardless of how it turned out, What Comes After was always going to be the most significant episode of The Walking Dead season 9, and arguably the entire show to date. "We appreciate [Andy's] leadership", he says through a mustache that has to be seen to be believed, "but... he's a really awful actor". Are the walkers evolving? But, um, where were Carl and Lori?

Read on for all the exclusive scoop.

Deadline reports AMC is prepping a series of Rick Grimes movies starring Lincoln, the first of which could go into production as early as next year. "I want to know why we keep seeing helicopters flying around".

Speaking before the final episode aired, he said: "I mean every day that I'm with my family and I see my children's faces I know it's the right decision".

These are the first projects in development from Gimple since being named chief content officer overseeing the "Walking Dead" universe.

"We wanted a structure that would make us as nimble as possible", Carroll said. "We're going to introduce new characters and new situations". Instead, the gravely injured Grimes was whisked off by helicopter to some unknown destination to tend to his wounds. So that's kind of the context we used for these hallucinations and these dreams.

"The story of Rick will go on in films", he continued. We won't spoil you on how Rick exited The Walking Dead, but there is obviously a way for him to continue! That's what we were thinking creatively for why he doesn't see Carl, but he does hear Lori's voice for just a moment.

Michonne (Danai Gurira) and the rest of the survivors watched on in terror, presumably thinking that was the end of Rick.

"These films are going to be big evolutions of what we've been doing on the show, with the scope and scale of features", Gimble told Variety. The story picks up still 6 years later, Rick's presence and his influence are definitely felt in the way that they either try to uphold messages that he believed or the way that they've drifted from those things. Granted, I know the two have diverged wildly at this point, and there's a whole other spinoff series - but with ratings at a recent low, it seemed like tough times for what was AMC's signature populist show. His hour-long meandering was coloured with a series of flashbacks featuring already-dead cast members, akin to his life flashing before his eyes. "There is something exciting about moving toward an end game for Rick's story that appealed to me".

More will be revealed at a later date, but the expansion of The Walking Dead world is only just beginning.

Another said: "My family is laughing at me, because I'm literally sobbing".

Let's talk about Maggie - was that Lauren Cohan's last episode? You ain't gotta worry about her'.

AK: So that was Lauren's last screen appearance for the season. There's a lot of story to tell.

One fan wrote: "Thank you Andrew". I think I would get frustrated with that.

I have to admit that I enjoyed Gimple's slow, contemplative, and sometimes narratively decisive run in seasons 4 and 5, before he and his writing staff devolved into cheap parlor tricks (i.e. the dumpster) and dumb exploitation-remember that first Negan scene, and how it ended in a cliffhanger with GoldenEye 007 first-person blood effects, hiding who Negan's big kill was?

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