Andrew Lincoln opens up about leaving "The Walking Dead"

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The Walking Dead returns with its season 9 premiere Sunday, October 7 on AMC.

Oh Rick! After playing the main character in such a popular TV show for so many years, it's unsurprising that Lincoln feels a certain amount of emotion when talking about leaving the show behind. By that I mean they're walker bait.

As expected, AMC unleashed the first official trailer of The Walking Dead's ninth season during San Diego Comic-Con on Friday.

"I truly believe this is the best leading man in television", Danai Gurira, who plays Rick's lover Michonne, said of Lincoln during today's Comic-Con. I'm particularly fond of the people who watch this show, you people. "This has been the most extraordinary, amazing, useful experience of my career". The show also stars Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Maggie Grace, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, and Jenna Elfman. The trailer is as lengthy as it is revealing; clocking in at just about six minutes, it has a lot to offer in terms of what we can expect from Season 9.

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The British actor added, "I think that [new showrunner] Angela [Kang] is astonishing, leading with such class".

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While the trailer does a good job setting up the idea that Rick could theoretically be replaceable, it is a bit confusing that it seems to suggest that Maggie is less replaceable, which is a concern considering that Cohan is possibly also departing the show this season. It was learned last week Rick and Daryl's relationship will be "at an all time low" and more strained than ever following Rick's controversial decision to spare Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), ending the war.

There's no specific information yet on how Lincoln's character will be written off the series.

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