Lauren Cohan will indeed leave The Walking Dead for season 9
Big news at this time for The Walking Dead and not the kind that is a delight for fans as a starting wave is in the process of mounting.
And it is true that after 8 seasons, The Walking Dead pulls the tongue and has clearly need an internal revolution if he wants to see his audiences go back and have a chance to last for a few years.
The arrival of Angela Kang to the position of showrunner of the series from season 9 has been announced from the outset under the sign of renewal. But we had no idea to the extent that the series would be in mode Tabula Rasa. In fact, we learned a few days ago that Andrew Lincoln, ever the hero of the series, was going to bow out at the end of season 9, leaving his place to Norman Reedus, aka Daryl, who would take over the lead. This followed another announcement : the possible departure of Lauren Cohan, Maggie Green in the series.
If this departure was not yet certain it seems nice and well on the way to the realization, as the Hollywood Reporter has just announced that, in fact, the actress was already starting to pack a suitcase because it would appear that in a small number of episodes during season 9 :
“Lauren Cohan decided to leave the series for AMC to become the star of Whiskey Rider, the new series of ABC, after his salary negotiations on The Walking Dead have failed. The decision of the ABC’s of starting on a series of Whiskey Rider has closed the doors to Cohan for a return to full-time on the Walking Dead, and even if she had signed another contract.”
Result, Maggie Greene should only appear in 6 episodes of season 9, while for his part, Andrew Lincoln is also expected to be more in the mode appearance in the new episodes. In short, more than ever, The Walking Dead is at a turning point capital in its history.