'The Walking Dead' May Be Getting New Spin-Off Series
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The speculation sparks after chief content editor Scott Gimple talks about the show's future at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con last week.

AceShowbiz - It seems like the walkers on "The Walking Dead" will not stop spreading terror any time soon yet. In fact, a new report suggests that the AMC zombie apocalypse series may be getting a second spin-off after "Fear the Walking Dead".

The speculation sparks after chief content editor Scott Gimple talked about the show's future at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con. When asked about the direction that the show might take, Gimple responded vaguely. "We're currently working on some things that answer that question, so I shouldn't answer it," he said.

"There's a lot of stuff that's cooking in the garage right now," Gimple continued teasing. "We're working on all sorts of things, and as the months go on, we're going to have a lot more to say about it."

In addition, he hinted at more crossovers between two current series of the franchise. "I wouldn't expect it all the time, but things could happen," he shared. "You never know who might pop up on 'Fear the Walking Dead', and that includes not only [characters from] 'The Walking Dead' but even potentially people from the past of 'Fear the Walking Dead'. You never know."

Season 9 of "The Walking Dead" will be the last season for Rick Grimes depictor Andrew Lincoln. The actor confirmed his exit during the show's panel at SDCC, saying, "There seems to be an elephant in the room and I think many of you want to ask a question whether or not it is my last year. This will be my last season playing the part of Rick Grimes."

He continued, "I love this show, it means everything to me. I love the people who make this show. I’m also particularly fond of the people who watch the show. It has been the most extraordinary, beautiful experience of my career, largely because of you guys."

It's unknown how Rick will be written off from the story after season 9. Some fans speculate that Rick's departure may have something to do with the helicopter that is located suspiciously near him in the first season 9 poster. Another theory is that Daryl will form a traveling welcome-party in search of other survivors around Ohio and Pennsylvania. However, Rick opts to stay behind.

"The Walking Dead" returns for season 9 on Sunday, October 7 on AMC.

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