The Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln will reportedly leave the AMC series during Season 9.
Collider has heard that by the time the series’ ninth season comes to a close, the actor who plays Rick Grimes will have exited the show. According to the outlet, Lincoln’s character will appear in six episodes of Season 9, which is in line with a similar report from Deadline.
Meanwhile, it doesn’t look like Norman Reedus will be leaving the post-apocalyptic zombie show anytime soon. According to Us Weekly, Reedus secured a $20 million deal to remain on the show, and Collider reports Daryl Dixon is expected to become the show’s new lead.