"This is a very female-driven season".
In an IMDB interview, Kirkman, who also created the comic book series that inspired the television show, addresses the rumors that the upcoming ninth season will be Lincoln's last. "But you can't take Rick's place".
Reedus will succeed Lincoln as new series lead after Lincoln's departure. As for Rick when season 9 picks up, Andrew teased: "He's been through a lot of stresses and strains".
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Warning: general spoilers for season 9 lie ahead.
Rick has kept Negan in a cell this whole time, and apparently periodically checks in with him to let him know how the community is doing and how successful things can be without being run on fear and violence. "This has been the most extraordinary, incredible and lovely experience of my career and made largely because of you guys and the relationship we have, here, with you". "So I just want to thank you". He took a couple of minutes to discuss his final season with the crowd, as opposed to dodging the question entirely or unsatisfyingly bobbing and weaving around it. Lincoln took plenty of time to thank the fans and to acknowledge the wonderful experience that he's had during the course of playing the part of Rick Grimes for almost a decade. "I've done enough crying onscreen... It's been a true joy".
He added: "The short answer is I am going to bed".
"The narrative is being freed up", Lincoln said. "But I thought about [leaving] when my kids became less portable".