It seems former The Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln just cannot stay away from the set of the show he called home for nearly a decade.
As confirmed via the official Twitter page for The Walking Dead, the Rick Grimes actor was indeed photographed working behind the scenes on last week’s episode.
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) March 8, 2019
Andrew Lincoln ended his run on the show towards the end of season nine, opting to spend more time back home with his family across the pond. Prior to his departure, however, the show was renewed for a tenth season and the actor made his intention to return to the show as a director clear. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly in September, Andrew Lincoln said:
“I’m going back. I’m going back to shadow a director, and my intention is to direct next year.”
The Walking Dead star brought up his interest in possibly stepping behind the camera in a conversation with the Associated Press:
“I’ve always had a fascination with the language of film. And I’m a control freak. I have strong opinions aesthetically, and maybe it’s time for me to own up to it and see if I can, you know, put my money where my mouth is.”
The recent behind-the-scenes snap seems to show that Andrew Lincoln is indeed following through on his statement.
For fans of Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, fret not. The actor is set to reprise his role as the sheriff of the apocalypse in a trilogy of films that will spin off from The Walking Dead.
AMC’s The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Austin Amelio, Khary Payton, Katelyn Nacon, Pollyanna McIntosh, Callan McAuliffe, Avi Nash, and Samantha Morton as Alpha.
‘The Walking Dead’: Official Photos From Rick Grimes’ Final Episode Released
AMC has released over one dozen photos from Andrew Lincoln's final episode of The Walking Dead as Rick Grimes.
Next Sunday will mark Andrew Lincoln's final outing as Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead and AMC has released several new photos featuring the long-time series regular as he leads a heard of walker's away from his friends. Furthermore, the photo set offers fans a hint at what to expect from Danai Gurira's Michonne, Lauren Cohan's Maggie Rhee, Pollyanna McIntosh's Jadis, and Judith during Rick Grimes' final hour on the series.
You can check out the first video below and click "Next" to view the rest of the gallery!
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Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group.
Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick’s steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors.
As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Khary Payton, Katelyn Nacon, Pollyanna McIntosh, Callan McAuliffe, Avi Nash, and Samantha Morton as Alpha.
The Walking Dead season 9 premieres on October 7, 2018, on AMC.