Our beloved character Rick Grimes will be written off in the upcoming season 9 of The Walking Dead and now, we finally get answers to all out questions as showrunner Angela Kang talks about Rick not being a part of the series.
Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, has been the leading character in the entire series. His leadership abilities and scarifies made for the others are truly commendable. When fans got to know that he won't be a part of the series anymore, they were clearly upset.
In The Walking Dead Season Nine Preview Special, Kang expressed her thoughts, "Let me just first say Andrew Lincoln is just one of the loveliest, best human beings you could ever meet. We all love him so much."
"He's this man who's an incredible leader and an incredible actor, we know each other's families, we are family on The Walking Dead — so much of it has to do with the type of lead on the show that he's been."
To write off his character isn't an easy job as Kang feels she needs to do justice to his journey coming to an end after all these years. "To write his exit on the show, which we knew was coming, is just... I just don't want to mess it up. I want to do service to this character," she said.
"The writers, and everybody, the crew, the actors, everybody's just putting their all into it because we love him so much and we respect him so much, and we want to do service to that journey. I feel a great responsibility to the fans to try to write him out in a way that's worthy of his character, so I hope that we accomplished that."
On Talking Dead, Kang said that the end of Rick's character will be seen as a new beginning for the upcoming season.
"It's a new chapter of the story. The first eight seasons were intended to be one chapter, and then we kind of go into a new part of what our characters are doing. "We are seeing what happens after the war has concluded. We see people trying to rebuild civilization and grapple with what that means, what the future is, and how you end up looking to the past in some ways to build up the present and the future," as reported by comicbook.com.