Andrew Lincoln will keep walking.
Fans of The Walking Dead were left heartbroken this past week as the show’s longtime star was left, well, properly dead.
But, that disappointment need not last as AMC has plans to continue the story of Rick Grimes in a series of television movies.
“These films are going to be big evolutions of what we’ve been doing on the show, with the scope and scale of features,” said Chief Content Officer for The Walking Dead, Scott M. Gimple. “We’re starting with the first part of the continuing story of Rick Grimes, and there is much more on the way, featuring yet-unseen worlds of The Walking Dead and faces from the show’s past, as well as new characters we hope to become favorites, told by TWD veterans and emerging voices. We want to break new ground with different, distinct stories, all part of the same world that’s captured our imagination for nearly a decade of the Dead.”
AMC is looking at early 2019 to start production.