The time has come: The Walking Dead will say goodbye to Rick Grimes in Season 9 of the walking dead. Rick Grimes, the protagonist in AMC’s zombie series The walking dead . Will be exiting the show next season and if you’re still in denial about Andrew Lincoln’s impending departure, the show’s latest aren’t pulling their punches.
The new trailer, which you can watch above, suggests many years have passed since the Season 8 finale, just like it did within The Walking Deadcomic. ( via gamespot) Thanks to a report from Newsweek, it looks like have our first clues in the form of episode titles for the upcoming season on AMC. See the full list below:
S9E01: ‘A New Beginning’
S9E02: ‘The Bridge’
S9E03: ‘Warning Signs’
S9E04: ‘The Obliged’
S9E05: ‘What Comes After’
S9E07: ‘Stradivarius’ (directed by ex-Walking Dead star Michael Cudlitz)
Another bit of information to take notice of is that from it appears long-time director, producer and effects artist Greg Nicotero was involved in writing the script for ‘What Comes After’
Andrew Lincoln has starred as zombie slaying survivor Rick Grimes since the show began in 2010, but it’s not clear whether he’ll be killed off entirely. Maggie, played by Lauren Cohan, is also set to leave the show – although she told GameSpot she could make a return.
She said: “It feels like the greatest way to honour it is to keep it open-ended because whether it’s about me going back as Maggie or whether it’s about me just taking in, absorbing, and honouring everything I’ve learned there.”
The Walking Dead returns on October 7 on AMC in the US, and the following day (October 8) on FOX and NOW TV in the UK.