The Kingdom and The Hilltop are standing together. Weeks after news broke that The Walking Dead star Lauren Cohan might leave the series behind, co-star Khary Payton has delivered a surprisingly frank message to AMC, calling on the network to “pay the woman.”
The Walking Dead has returned for 2018, at last confirming that huge death hanging over the series. The moment also had the unexpected side-effect of dismissing a huge time-jump from the comics, but producers say “Old Man Rick” and a major status quo update may still take place.
It’s starting to feel like The Walking Dead itself may have been bitten. Star Lauren Cohan recently went out for pilots in a likely bid to renegotiate her Walking Dead contract, but has now officially signed to a new series over displeasure with AMC’s offers.
The Walking Dead’s most recent demise rocked fans of the comic, and another major departure may now be imminent. Star Lauren Cohan is reportedly fielding offers to leave The Walking Dead behind – is Maggie Greene officially walker chow?
The Walking Dead is facing yet another legal challenge. Apart from repeated profit-sharing lawsuits from showrunners past and present, AMC has now been hit with a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of late stuntman John Bernecker, who died from an accident during production in 2017.
Soft ratings on The Walking Dead Season 8 have raised questions of the series longevity, and we at last have an answer. The flagship AMC drama will return for a ninth season with (most of) its cast intact, though Angela Yang will take over for Scott Gimple as showrunner.