Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes is getting his own movie trilogy spin-off

The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes is getting his own movie trilogy spin-off

Speaking with Variety at the show's season nine premiere, the cast of "The Walking Dead" reflected on their time acting alongside Lincoln's character before offering up their thoughts on what his future tombstone might say.

After Lauren Cohan (Maggie) calls her longtime co-star "kind and generous", Avi Nash (Siddiq) seconds that emotion, recalling that Lincoln "ate lunch with me the first day I was here".

As part of Gimple's multi-year plan for The Walking Dead Universe, there are other projects now in development, including additional films, specials, series, digital content and more.

The 45-year-old actor will continue playing the beloved character for three feature-length movies that will air on AMC. Last we saw, our mortally wounded hero hopped on a helicopter and flew to an unidentified location, away from the land of The Walking Dead in Season 9, Episode 5 - Rick's final episode. AMC stresses that while Grimes will not return to the television series, his story will continue to be told in the movies.

This is obviously massive news for AMC, The Walking Dead and Rick fans who have been anxious all year knowing the star of the show was leaving the show.

"We believe this is a world and narrative with many possibilities and opportunities for character development and we're excited to expand the series into a franchise that can live across multiple formats", Madden said.

A new corner of the zombie apocalypse for Rick? The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth. I'm humbled to say I showed him his scenes and he couldn't have been more proud to tell another chapter of Herschels story.

"I've always been interested in what's going on out there, you know, whether or not there is contact with the wider world". "There is something exciting about moving toward an end game for Rick's story that appealed to me". "With a filmic sensibility on a bigger scale and a more contained story - with an end point".

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