For those who stuck with The Walking Dead for the past nine seasons, the series’ latest episode marked a very forlorn moment for fans. It was Andrew Lincoln‘s final episode on the lengthy zombie apocalypse drama. We knew this was coming, considering it was highly reported; however, it doesn’t look like the actor’s ready to join the walker crew. That’s because he is confirmed to appear in three The Walking Dead original TV movies for AMC. What could these movies be about and why is he staying around if he wanted to leave the show? More on this below. Spoilers will follow. So don’t say I didn’t warn you if you didn’t see the last episode, which aired last night.
San Diego Comic-Con is always a big party for The Walking Dead and its fans. A new season is just a few months out at this point, so the cast and crew always show up to hang out and talk about the show. Then there’s the trailer, of course. Fans of the show have come to expect an extended peek at the new season at Comic-Con each year, and this year was no different.
During their panel at SDCC 2018, a trailer was shown for season nine of the long-running zombie apocalypse drama. On top of that, fans of its spinoff Fear the Walking Dead also got a trailer for the upcoming second half of season four.
Andrew Lincoln is leaving The Walking Dead. Reports say that the upcoming ninth season will be the actor’s last as Rick Grimes, the sheriff that has been struggling to survive the zombie apocalypse on AMC’s hit television series.
But as one man exits the show, another is extending his stay. Those same reports say co-star Norman Reedus will likely stay on. He is currently in talks for a $20 million deal. More on the story below.
Into The Badlands Episode 3.1 “Enter the Phoenix”
Directed by Paco Cabezas
Written by Matt Lambert
Created by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
Starring Emily Beecham, Sherman Augustus, Daniel Wu, Ella-Rae Smith, Orla Brady, Ally Ioannides, Nick Frost, Dean-Charles Chapman, Babou Ceesay, Maddison Jaizani, Aramis Knight AMC
Air date: Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, 10pm
Warner: Spoilers for Into The Badlands below:
Finally, we re-enter the Badlands! Last season, Sunny (Daniel Wu) finally was able to slay his ultimate demon, his former Baron, Quinn (Marton Csokas). In the battle, Veil (Madeleine Mantock) was killed leaving Sunny a widower and father on the run. Meanwhile the Badlands exploded into a war of Barons and Baronesses until only two remain, The Widow and Chau. The Widow (Emily Beecham) has M.K. (Aramis Knight) held captive but her desire to control the Badlands lost her her daughter. Tilda and her had a violent falling out and now The Widow will stop at nothing to gain full control over the Badlands.
The Walking Dead Episode 8.16 “Wrath” (Season 8 finale)
Directed by Greg Nicotero
Written by Scott Gimple
Starring Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Christian Serratos, Tom Payne, Khary Payton, Austin Amelio, Alanna Masterson, Katelyn Nacon, Steven Ogg, Pollyanna McIntosh AMC
Air Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Warning – SPOILERS for AMC’s The Walking Dead…
Here we are, at the season 8 finale of The Walking Dead. After a frustrating first half of the season filled with an overabundance of gunfire and a story that dragged on, the second part returned this past February with a more compelling tale, one led by Carl’s vision of the future. But will Rick and Negan compromise to allow this peaceful future to become a reality? All indications so far have been, no, they won’t, especially since Negan told Michonne that “winning is about killing every last one of you.”
On last week’s episode, 8.15 “Worth,” Negan faced his betrayers. Simon, who was plotting a coup, died by Negan’s bare hands, while Laura’s return led to the reveal that Dwight was the mole who was feeding Rick information. Negan’s plan for Dwight had yet to be revealed, but we know he set him up to deliver Rick fake battle plans that would lead his enemy right into a trap. The episode also saw Rosita and Daryl’s failed attempt to capture Eugene, who is head of Negan’s bullet-making operation.
In this week’s episode, 8.16 “Wrath,” the allies ready for battle against Negan and the Saviors, while Negan prepares his army for a mission to wipe out their enemies once and for all.