Andrew Lincoln to star in multiple Walking Dead Rick Grimes movies

Andrew Lincoln to star in multiple Walking Dead Rick Grimes movies screenshot

Uh, does anyone here still watch The Walking Dead? I’ve fallen out of it ever since they hid Glenn under the dumpster, but I occasionally fast-forward through the big “event” episodes. While I was trying to peacefully watch Better Call Saul, I was greeted with loud advertisements touting “RICK GRIMES’ FINAL EPISODES,” so I decided to see just how the show would deliver. Without giving away the ending, they found a way to continue to keep Andrew Lincoln on the franchise, with AMC planning at least three(!) feature-length projects with the Rick Grimes character.

The films will likely air on AMC, and will be written by Scott M. Gimple, who ran the show from seasons 4 to 8 before leaving the show to become the totally-not-made-up chief content officer for AMC’s The Walking Dead franchise as a whole—because we need a giant franchise for some reason. AMC and Gimple seem to think that they can make their own cinematic universe within a single TV network, with Morgan spinning off and making Fear the Walking Dead his own show, and now with these spin-off movies with Rick Grimes at the center.