Andrew Lincoln is Gearing Up For “The Walking Dead” Comeback

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

Andrew Lincoln is no longer playing Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of him. The famous actor already started plotting his return and he’ll come back to play his most iconic character to date in a series of spin-off movies.

Lincoln’s almost 10-year run as Rick Grimes came to a close during Season 9. After almost a decade spent on the set of The Walking Dead, the actor felt it’s finally time to focus on his family and announced his departure.

Grimes has been the beating heart of the AMC’s zombie smash hit since the very beginning, and his final episode proved to be pretty polarizing. Some of the fans were happy he made it out alive, while others found it too ambiguous and open-ended.

It seems like they’re going to get all the answers they’ve been looking for in a new series of spin-off movies. They’ll explore the story of where Rick Grimes was taken and what he faces in a new corner of the zombie apocalypse.