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Rick Grimes is bowing out of the Walking Dead

AMC just couldn't do it.

"We want to break new ground with different, distinct stories, all part of the same world that's captured our imagination for almost a decade of the Dead", Gimple said in a statement. It was like watching Glenn fall under that dumpster all over again. This is the end of Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead boss Scott Gimple has defended Rick Grimes' departure from the series following a divided response.

If that was too grim, Rick's story was too optimistic - another example of business decisions tripping up a show. Instead, three TV movies are in the works, which Lincoln will star in.

'Over the next several years, we're going to be doing specials, new series are quite a possibility, high-quality digital content and then some content that defies description at the moment, ' Gimple added.

As the report goes on, it was revealed that the first of those films will see where Rick disappeared to and "what he faces in the new corner of the zombie apocalypse", AMC said in a statement to CNN.

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Gimple is reportedly writing the first of the films, and production will begin in 2019. This means roughly 6-7 years have passed since Rick boarded that chopper to Whoknowsweresville in his final episode. Have we seen the last of Maggie (Lauren Cohan)? It's a stark reminder that, throughout every season and all their respective ups and downs, there's always been Rick Grimes, and his egression will change the very essence of the show forever.

"That was kind of the intention that we had in the back of our heads this whole time", Kang told INSIDER of whether or not Anne traded Heath to the helicopter people. This here with us, this is our thing. "I think I would get frustrated with that", Lincoln told THR.

This is indeed surprising. If he was taken by the helicopter crew, Rick may be on his way to reunite with him. This freakish faction was teased in an earlier trailer released during San Diego Comic-Con this summer, but this new trailer features a better listen (if not a look) at them.

And other prominent cast members could soon follow Lincoln and Cohan.

The deals that we made for Norman and Melissa are franchise deals.

Another said: "My family is laughing at me, because I'm literally sobbing". In a brief snippet at the end of Sunday's episode, we saw many existing characters like Daryl, Carol and Michonne with varied haircuts and looks, emphasizing the passage of time. I think I would get frustrated with that.

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