The Walking Dead has succeeded in changing the way of doing series on television, after presenting an incredible story of zombies in a post-apocalyptic world. However, the departure of some of its most important actors nearly ruined the drama.
Since the first season of The Walking Dead, we’ve been introduced to a great cast as survivors of a zombie apocalypse. Where they must try to stay alive under the almost constant threat of attacks from zombies known as “walkers” and other people. The program has managed to have 11 seasons since its launch in 2010 and in its journey some of its actors have been leaving it, especially the 3 most important ones. Something that could have ruined all the work.
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Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes
Star Chandler Riggs debuted on The Walking Dead from its first episode in 2010 as Carl Grimes, who is the son of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies). Carl was one of the characters that had great development both on screen and in Robert Kirkman’s comics. Many expected that the actor would make it to the end of the program, but a call changed his life.
As revealed by the actor Chandler Riggs , before filming season 8 of The Walking Dead , he was preparing to enter college. His plans were to record his scenes and attend his studies at the same time, but the show’s producers called him and told him that his character was going to die. Something that would serve to reframe the plot of the show with a change unlike the comics:
“It was devastating for me and my family because the show has been a very important part of my life for a long time.”
Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes
Without a doubt, the departure of Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, has been the greatest impact that the program so far. His departure occurs one season after his character’s son dies. While he was building a bridge that would link Alexandria to the Oceanside community, something that would allow trade between the two.
But, the departure of the character is firmly linked to actor Andrew Lincoln, who was the one who decided to leave The Walking Dead. According to comments he has made to the star, was looking for a break and wanted to try other roles that were being offered to him . However, the star doesn’t seem to be doing very well since he left the show, so it has already been confirmed that he will appear in Rick Grimes’ 2023 movie.
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Danai Gurira as Michonne
The Walking Dead: Danai Gurira decided to leave the series to try out as a producer
To complete the final blow to the series The Walking Dead, actress Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne, also decided to leave the series one season after Andrew Lincoln. Which led to even lower ratings after Lincoln’s departure. However, the star claimed that her departure from the show was because wanted to try not only to be an actress, but also a producer
“It was about my calling and other things I feel called to. The opportunities I’ve had, exploring as a job creator.”
Interestingly, like Andrew Lincoln‘s character, Danai Gurira‘s character was not killed either. In fact, her last scenes in The Walking Dead reveal that she found a clue of Rick Grimes and is after her, something that could lead her to appear in the 2023 film with the co-star of her.