Rick Grimes is officially off of The Walking Dead, I won't tell you why or how, but don't worry because Andrew Lincoln will be reprising his iconic role in the first three Walking Dead spin-off movies!
Announced during The Walking Dead's after-show, Talking Dead, Lincoln will star in three "AMC Originals" that will be feature-film length according to Walking Dead chief content officer Scott Gimple.
"This is the end of Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead, but this is not the end of Rick Grimes' story," Gimple said. "We are going to continue telling Rick Grimes' story in a series of AMC Original films. There's a lot of story to tell."
The new movies will expand The Walking Dead universe even more and focus on stories outside of the main show. They'll be set before and after the stories told on the show as well.
I'm kind of glad they didn't kill of Rick, which would have been a major departure from the comics, because we get to see what the character would do on his own.
What do you think? Are you glad Rick Grimes' story will continue? In the meantime, check out this tribute to the character (and actor) below.
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