Goodbye, Rick Grimes. After the 9th season Andrew Lincoln The Walking Dead leaves several sources confirm Us Weekly . The actor, 44, will appear in only six episodes of the ninth season.
"Andrew is leaving because he has had enough of it and wants to concentrate his energy on movies," says an insider near Lincoln Us . In addition, one source tells Us only that Lincoln Costar Norman Reedus had negotiated a $ 20 million salary to keep going.
After the Season On the 8th Final, Lincoln opened what comes next for Rick Grimes after dropping Negan ( Jeffrey Dean Morgan ).
"I think there will always be a sense that he has lost all the important parts of himself, and yet he has the legacy and gift that Carl has given him that will fuel his ambitions for the future "he said Entertainment Weekly . "He has a new purpose and because of his son, so it's absolutely a new man, this is the man who could not see what Deanna saw about the future and still could not see for a long time, not even in all that and in the battle he had for revenge. "
He added," And now you will meet and find a man – dependent how much time after the events we have just experienced – that has radically changed in ideas and intentions. "
This is not the only change to the show – Lauren Cohan, who portrays Maggie Rhee, will appear in only six of the first eight episodes, Deadline reported. She has also starred in ABC's action drama Whiskey Cavalier, alongside Scott Foley, so she'll split her time between Los Angeles and Atlanta.
She confirmed that she would return to the AMC drama in April. EW "I'm going back There's a lot more Maggie story to tell … You know, we can not tell you anything, but it's good."