The Walking Dead has a Rick Grimes movie trilogy on the way
Last night, The Walking Dead dealt with the heavily marketed departure of series star Andrew Lincoln in a startling, unexpected way. The way the episode handled the event didn’t make sense from a story or audience perspective, but a story from The New York Times clarifies that it did make sense from a business standpoint, because the series’ network, AMC, is preparing a trilogy of Walking Dead spin-off movies that will bring Lincoln back in his role as series star Rick Grimes.
Warning: Major spoilers for The Walking Dead season 9, episode 5 below.
As those who watched the episode “What Comes Next” discovered, Lincoln leaving The Walking Dead turned out to be the biggest bait-and-switch in the show’s history. The promotion of this season…