It looks like “The Walking Dead” fans will indeed be saying goodbye to Andrew Lincoln this season.
Series creator Robert Kirkman confirmed during an interview with Kevin Smith that the show's ninth season will be Lincoln’s last.
“He cares about the fans,” Kirkman says of Lincoln. “He cares about the show deeply. He wants to do something special on the way out." He adds, "We’ve got something amazing planned. I wouldn’t want to spoil anything, but anybody who’s been a fan of his journey, who loves Rick Grimes, who loves the world of ‘The Walking Dead,’ you’re going to want to see what we do.”