'Walking Dead' Season 9 Trailer Teases Andrew Lincoln's Final Episodes

Lawrence Kim
July 21, 2018

Either way, Season 9 is the beginning of a new phase of The Walking Dead's life.

After eight seasons of blood, guts and zombies, the only person who could take out Rick Grimes was a British dude named Andrew Lincoln. I love this show.

The panel ended with Norman Reedus asking the entire panel and audience to give Andrew Lincoln a standing ovation for his 10 years of service on the show - to which everyone in the room responded enthusiastically. (I know, I know - I bailed before characters like Daryl and Michonne even showed up, and it sounds like I might have actually stood the chance of liking both of them.) But it's been fascinating to see how the show became a pop culture juggernaut and watching from the sidelines as more and more people eventually hit their limit with it and jump ship. "My relationship with Mr. Grimes is far from over, and a large part of me will always be a machete-wielding, Stetson-wearing sheriff's deputy from England". "No one is bigger than the story and the story this season is unbelievable". Turning to thank many of his cast mates and the EPs on-stage with him, the Love Actually alum made a point of saying he was departing to spend more time with his family back in the United Kingdom and taking some time off.

Moderated by interim Talking Dead host Yvette Nicole Brown today's panel featured Lincoln, Kirkman, new showrunner Angela Chang, Whiskey Cavalier co-star Lauren Cohan. In other developments, Maggie finally has her baby after what has seemed like the longest pregnancy on television, although her resentment toward Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) over killing Glenn remains unresolved. Former showrunner and now Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple was also on-stage again with fellow EPs Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and fellow EP Greg Nicotero.

The Walking Dead, AMC Network's current pride and joy, continues to shamble forward like the rotting corpse of an undead walker. The series will return for Season 9 on AMC this October.

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