The Walking Dead has been a hit since the initial release of its Season One in 2010. The Season Nine of the AMC’s post-apocalyptic horror ended on 31st March, after which it was confirmed that AMC is going to release its Tenth season as soon as the teaser trailer struck the internet. What made headlines during the whole filming and releasing of Season Nine episodes was Andrew Lincoln leaving the show in season’s middle.
Lincoln, who played the main character Rick Grimes from the beginning of the hit AMC zombie series, departed halfway through the ninth season to spend more time with his family in England.“I have two young children, and I live in a different country, and they become less portable as they get older,” Lincoln told Entertainment Weekly. “It was that simple. It was time for me to come home.”
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Norman Reedus who plays Daryl Dixon in the series told the EW that Andrew has been questioning about the time of his departure.
‘It’s funny because I talked to Andy the other day, and he was like, “Man, I picked the wrong time to leave the show because it’s so f**king good right now”,’ he said.
This came up after Angela Kang, the showrunner of AMC’s The Walking Dead, quoted that the series won’t be anyway similar to Robert Kirkman’s comics after the departure of Rick Grimes’s character from the storyline.
The statements from the cast clearly depict that Andrew Lincoln regrets leaving the show at a time when the show has got some major appreciation. Despite there are rumors of Lincoln joining the show as a Director, it is hard to assume that Andrew Lincoln aka Rick Grimes will make his return to the screens in Season 10 of the AMC hit.