The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln Wants To Return To Direct The Show
Lincoln and on and on.
The Walking Dead returns to screens next month, for what will be the final season to star Andrew Lincoln, who has played Rick Grimes since the beginning. But while we are unlikely to see Lincoln acting in the show again, it has been revealed that he hopes to direct future episodes.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lincoln stated that he will shortly be returning to the set of The Walking Dead, where the second half of Season 9 is currently in production. "I'm going back," says Lincoln. "I'm going back to shadow a director, and my intention is to direct next year."
If Lincoln does step behind the camera to direct The Walking Dead, he will be the third actor from the franchise to do so. Fear the Walking Dead's Colman Domingo directed an episode of the spin-off series, while Michael Cudlitz, who played Abraham on the main show, helms an episode on the upcoming new season. As EW notes, in both cases the actors shadowed directors on set before moving to direct themselves.
The Walking Dead Season 9 premieres on October 31--check out the most recent trailer here. Although it has been widely reported that this will also be the last season for Lauren Cohan, who has played Maggie since Season 2, showrunner Angela Kang recently revealed that she hopes to bring Cohan back for Season 10.
"I'll say first of all that we've still planned some more story with Maggie, Lauren wants to, it will be a little subject to her schedule but hopefully we have her back next season," she told comicbook.com. "We have always planned to have this great story with Maggie this season and I think we promised something. We wanted to pay off that promise. We definitely have a very strong Maggie arc."
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