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Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohen both leaving in The Walking Dead Season 9

May 29th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Oooof! Big changes ahead for The Walking Dead fans as we move closer to Season 9 on AMC.

How big, i hear you ask… well, how about the departure of arguably the two biggest characters in the show: Rick and Maggie.

First, we’re hearing that British actor Andrew Lincoln, who played main character Rick Grimes, is leaving, with only a half a dozen episodes left in the upcoming year. And, on top of that, we’re also hearing that Lauren Cohan who plays Maggie, will only be in six episodes too.

While there’s no word on how or why Lincoln is leaving, it seems that Cohan has been having a pay dispute with the makers and her ABC pilot Whiskey Cavalier has been ordered to series, so she has now got options.

On top of this, we’re hearing that Daryl Dixon will now be the lead in the series for the foreseeable future.


Em… yay?

Let us know what you all think of this news, guys.

Source: Collider

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….