Andrew Lincoln just can’t stay away.
“The Walking Dead”star shocked devotees when he confirmed his upcoming departure from the serial at San Diego Comic-Con in July. But while we’ve been preparing to say goodbye to Rick Grimes in season nine, it looks like Lincoln might stick around for a while.
“I’m going back, ” Lincoln recently told Entertainment Weekly. “I’m going back to shadow a director, and my intention is to direct next year.”
“I can’t be that far away because I can’t bear it, ” he added with a giggle. “That’s how much I am invested in the appearance and the continuation of the story.”
Lincoln isn’t the first “Walking Dead” star to step into the director’s chair.
Michael Cudlitz( whose character, Abraham, was savagely killed off in the season seven premiere ), referred back to direct the upcoming seventh episode of season nine, “Stradivarius, ” which is set to air on Nov. 18. And “Fear the Walking Dead’s” Colman Domingo( who plays Strand on the serial ), directed the 12 th episode of season four on that testify, titled “Weak.”
While speaking with ETat Comic-Con, Lincoln’s “TWD ” co-stars opened up about his upcoming exit. “I mean, he’s my BFF forever. I’m bummed, ” Norman Reedus — who is rumored to be taking over as the show’s make — acknowledged.
“He’s been the leader of this testify, and he’s emphatically the quarterback of this team, always will be, ” he resumed. “His shoes cannot be replaced, and they never will be.”