The Walking Dead season nine is set to start Sunday October 7.
It will be hard to lose Lincoln's character, series' hero Rick Grimes, because he doesn't die in the comic books on which the series is based, Kirkman said.
In an emotional announcement, which had many fans in Hall H booing the news, he said: "This will be my last season playing the part of Rick Grimes". "It's always the show I felt that we would head towards when we did the pilot". This was recently confirmed by Robert Kirkman, who is an executive producer on the show and created the Image Comics series that it's based on. I love the people that make this show. "This has been the most extraordinary, unbelievable and useful experience of my career". Lauren Cohan is back for more as Maggie, following a public negotiation period regarding her Walking Dead contract.
The British actor added, "I think that [new showrunner] Angela [Kang] is astonishing, leading with such class". We're so proud of the work that we've done this season. Fear the Walking Dead returns to AMC on August 12.
On Friday, AMC debuted a new trailer that hinted at a season full of civil unrest as Rick tries to maintain peace among all the communities. "But, at the end of the day, it's all about Andrew Lincoln". The rest of the cast and moderator Yvette Nicole Brown remaining quite and giving the man time to address his fans. The first trailer for the zombie drama's Season 9 has been unleashed, bringing with it our first look at the fresh horrors that await Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors.
When asked what's next for Lincoln, the actor said he's going to take a break and go home to London, England.