The Walking Dead actor Andrew Lincoln to star in spin-off films

Brenda Watkins
November 5, 2018

"We're starting with the first part of the continuing story of Rick Grimes, and there is much more on the way, featuring yet-unseen worlds of The Walking Dead and faces from the show's past, as well as new characters we hope to become favorites, told by TWD veterans and emerging voices", said Gimple.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Rick and Anne's story will continue in these big-budget movies, the first of which is currently being written by Scott M. Gimple, the former Walking Dead showrunner who now serves as The Walking Dead chief content officer for AMC.

Steven Yeun appeared on The Walking Dead from season 1 to 7 as Glenn Rhee.

There are spoilers below for Monday night's episode of The Walking Dead in the UK.

Andrew Lincoln will be back as Rick and from what we understand, movie number one will "explore the story of where Rick's taken and what he faces in a new corner of the zombie apocalypse". The current plan is for at least three movies, though there's flexibility. "These films are going to be big evolutions of what we've been doing on the show, with the scope and scale of features".

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Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick's steadfast leadership.

The British star said it was not an easy decision to leave the show but he did it to spend more time with his children.

That schedule pales in comparison to the nine months a year Lincoln spent filming The Walking Dead each season, in the sweltering Atlanta heat. There was also one helluva time jump at the very end of the episode, suggesting everyone's moved on long past his supposed death (or, more accurately, disappearance).

'It is about who he is and who he's going to be - and certainly how he deals with the situation he's in, ' Gimple added. We know, but it means spoiling what happened in the most recent episode.

The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Khary Payton, Katelyn Nacon, Pollyanna McIntosh, Callan McAuliffe, Avi Nash, and Samantha Morton as Alpha.

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