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 British 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.