Andrew Lincoln Would Prefer His Character Not be Killed Off

Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Danai Gurira in "The Walking Dead"

Andrew Lincoln wants a happy ending for his character on The Walking Dead.

It has recently been confirmed that Andrew Lincoln will be leaving The Walking Dead after Season 9. As far as what will happen to his character Rick Grimes goes, there have been no spoilers so far.

It would be reasonable to anticipate that his character will be killed off, given that this is what usually happens when characters leave, barring a few exceptions. Lincoln has shared that he would prefer it if Rick is not killed off but has a ‘Lennie James’ type exit. James’ character Megan left the series alive and moved over to Fear the Walking Dead.

“Lennie James is a perfect example of leaving without dying and doing rather well on it,” he said at San Diego Comic-Con. “So there is that way.”

“And then there is obviously the other way, which we’ve done quite a lot.

“Obviously I’m not going to tell you which way [Rick goes out]… I mean, I’d prefer the Lennie James of it all. But I think what we have in store this season is truly remarkable, and I’m very proud of the work that we’ve done.”