Andrew Lincoln Discusses Rick Grimes' Departure on The Walking Dead at #SDCC

Andrew Lincoln Discusses Rick Grimes' Departure on The Walking Dead at #SDCC

Samantha Morton (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them) is joining Season 9 of The Walking Dead as a new series regular playing iconic villain Alpha, leader of the Whisperers.

During the panel presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, AMC released the trailer for second half of Season 4 of Fear the Walking Dead. The actor, who has played the show's lead character, Rick Grimes, ever since the pilot episode aired in 2010, is set to leave the series during the events of the upcoming season 9. Oscar-nominated Morton's other credits include Sweet and Lowdown, In America, The Messenger, and Her among others. "The show is really going to a different place this year, so figuring out exactly how you communicate that to the audience that you're giving them this is the show that you love but we're doing something bigger and different with it this year".

Despite his love for the show, it was time for Lincoln to pack up. It means everything to me.

Lincoln bid an emotional farewell to fans at SDCC 2018, thanking the showrunners and fans for the experience he had on the show. I'm also particularly fond of the people who watch the show.

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"This has been the most extraordinary, amazing, and handsome experience of my career".

Fear the Walking Dead stars Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, and Jenna Elfman. What will be the fate of Andrew Lincoln's character in the walker-infested world? "I suppose what I wanted to say is that my relationship with Mr. Grimes is far from over and a sort of large part of me will always be a machete-wielding, Stetson-wearing, zombie-slaying sheriff's deputy from London, England".

The Walking Dead season 9 is set to premiere this fall on AMC.

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