Monday, July 22, 2024

Andrew Lincoln Exits “The Walking Dead” Alive, Whisked Off to Do 3 Rick Grimes Movies


Rick Grimes isn’t dead and he’s still walking.

Andrew Lincoln exited “The Walking Dead” tonight. I won’t tell you how, but he’s still alive. And that’s not a spoiler since AMC announced Lincoln will star in three standalone Rick Grimes movies about his life after tonight.

It’s a little surprising considering “The Walking Dead” is down to 5 million viewers a week, and is in decline. But they’re going to milk this thing as much as possible until only zombies are watching new episodes.

Also, I’m sure Lincoln said he was done, didn’t he? Oh well. Give the public what it wants! Maybe “Better Call Rick.”

We’ll see on Tuesday how this exit episode did ratings-wise.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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