In some more bad news for AMC’s The Walking Dead, actress Danai Gurira has decided to exit the series during Season 10. This news comes days after The Walking Dead was officially renewed for Season 10.
Sources are telling The Hollywood Reporter that Gurira has signed a deal that would require her to return in a “limited capacity” – only a handful of episodes – throughout Season 10. The source also claims it’s possible Gurira will shift to the three previously announced Walking Dead movies starring Andrew Lincoln.
This news isn’t all that surprisingly, as we’ve discussed this possibility countless times on our The Walking Dead podcast. With Gurira’s success on Broadway and more recent transition to the big screen (Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War), it appears she is setting sights on her post-Walking Dead future.
It’s not all doom and gloom for The Walking Dead. It’s recently been reported that Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride signed multi-year franchise/universe deals with AMC, meaning even if they’re killed or written off the main show, their characters may still appear in other TWD properties.
How do you feel about this news? Will The Walking Dead survive without Michonne? We think it’s possible since ratings have been relatively well maintained after Andrew Lincoln’s departure. But the show has heavily focused on Michonne after the “death” of Rick. Who will be the show’s anchor now? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.
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