We were sad to report that Andrew Lincoln would be leaving The Walking Dead at some point in season 9, and we are sad again to say that Lauren Cohan will be joining him.
Cohan has played the role of Maggie since season 2, so is one of the show’s longest-running stars. She will only film 6 episodes in season 9, so we’re expecting a weighty and exciting mid-season break when the show returns later this year.
Lincoln, too, will only be filming a few episodes, so will not make it to the end of season 9. Whether the pair will vacate together or separately, alive or dead, is yet to be known. Audience numbers have been dwindling for The Walking Dead, but with Cohan and Lincoln’s exits on the horizon, we’re expecting viewers to tune in in their hoards.
“Cohan opted to exit the highly rated AMC drama and booked the lead in ABC’s Whiskey Cavalier after her efforts to renegotiate a new deal to stay on The Walking Dead went south. After ABC picked up Whiskey Cavalier to series for a midseason bow, it closed the door on Cohan’s full-time return to the series — even if she had closed a new deal.”
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)