Andrew Lincoln to reprise role of Rick Grimes for Walking Dead movies

The Walking Dead season 9

If you haven't been keeping up with The Walking Dead and don't want it spoiled for you then you're free to click out now.

The British actor starred in his very last episode of the post-apocalyptic horror series on Sunday night, and now he will continue his character's story in a trilogy of feature-length projects written by The Walking Dead's chief content officer Scott Gimple.

And within the next three episodes, the remaining survivors will finally come into contact with the dreaded Whisperers.

Despite hordes of zombies and his bleeding abdominal wound, as the episode progressed, Grimes kept on living. However, other cast members were much more succinct, with Alanna Masterson (Tara Chambler) suggesting, "Go f-ck yourself" and Christian Serratos (Rosita Espinosa) proposing a simple "Badass". The scene saw Rick in a bed.

It basically comes down to Rick not walking towards the bright light.

That means the creators is wasting no time in really kickstarting the series again and making sure Rick's exit is followed with some excitement.

As of right now, at least three of these feature films are being planned, though Gimple noted that there's a great deal of "flexibility" involved as AMC works to grow the franchise beyond the core TV series and the Fear the Walking Dead spinoff. We're going to dig into the past and see old characters. "What's going on? What have the grown-ups been doing while we've been scrambling around in the dirt?"

It was revealed in episode five - which was shown in the U.S. on Sunday and airs in the United Kingdom on Monday - Rick does survive. Some felt ripped off by the ending, which many chalked up as another fake-out by the series.

After that day, Reedus admitted, "I cried like a baby for weeks". At its lowest ratings point ever, the switch might actually help the show survive - but we'll have to wait and see.

Gimple's plans for expanding the Walking Dead universe don't seem to be limited just to full-length films, either.

Having leaned into the promotional benefits of Andrew Lincoln's departure, "The Walking Dead" couldn't exactly give him a low-key going-away party. Are you excited to see the walker infested apocalypse up on the big screen?

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