The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes is getting his own movie trilogy spin-off

The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes is getting his own movie trilogy spin-off

Their "groundbreaking" new deals allow them to freely move between any Walking Dead properties that the network is planning.

The Walking Dead viewers saw Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) exit the show in the latest instalment of the AMC series.

The announcement came moments after Andrew Lincoln's, widely publicized, last appearance as Rick Grimes on the zombie-apocalypse show.

Despite hordes of zombies and his bleeding abdominal wound, as the episode progressed, Grimes kept on living. Can you talk a little bit about that and the new obstacles that the remaining members will be facing?

Outside of the Rick retirement, What Comes After featured a small handful of scenes created to set up the post-Grimes landscape for season 9. He's then rescued by side character Jadis and flown away to safety (apparently) in a helicopter.

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The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST/PST on AMC. "So the idea of being able to contain the story and still work just as hard and tell a different story in maybe a more expansive narrative way seemed very exciting to me". However, Rick immediately took things further, hacking the body of his captor to pieces right in front of his son's impressionable eyes.

Gimple called the films a "big evolution of what we've been doing on the show".

So, where will we meet up with Rick? Some felt ripped off by the ending, which many chalked up as another fake-out by the series. "But I hope we'll know more in the next couple of weeks". At its lowest ratings point ever, the switch might actually help the show survive - but we'll have to wait and see.

Lincoln was interviewed by Yvette Nicole Brown for Talking Dead following Sunday night's big ending and was asked if he kept anything from the set at the end of his final day. Sure, it makes you a coward, but we won't tell anybody. It feels good to know Lincoln ended his time on the show giggling, given how heartbreaking The Walking Dead can be.

"We believe this is a world and narrative with many possibilities and opportunities for character development and we're excited to expand the series into a franchise that can live across multiple formats", said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.

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