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Did Chandler Riggs Let Slip That The Walking Dead Is Ending Soon?

You can’t have missed the widespread reaction from a large section of the fandom claiming that The Walking Dead hasn’t been at its best for a few years now. In fact, many would go as far as to say that it’s on its last legs and should be wrapped up in the next couple of seasons. Now, a new bit of info seems to suggest that this is exactly what’s going to happen.

The big cliffhanger of The Walking Dead‘s midseason finale was the shock reveal that Carl Grimes has been bitten by a walker – meaning that he’s on his way out in the midseason premiere. In a rare feat nowadays, the twist remained largely unspoiled beforehand, though it was later revealed that The Spoiling Dead received a message from Carl himself, Chandler Riggs, asking them not to drop the revelation beforehand. Now that the episode has aired,
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Chandler Riggs’ dad unhappy with The Walking Dead mid-season finale

The father of The Walking Dead star, Chandler Riggs, is reportedly unhappy at events during the show’s mid-season finale. Spoilers to follow…

In the mid-season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead, one of the show’s few remaining original stars, Chandler Riggs (Carl), suffered the dreaded bite of a zombie, signalling the character’s end.

Now that Carl has been written out of the show, Riggs is out of a job, and his father isn’t best pleased. Talking on Facebook, William Riggs went after the series and its showrunner Scott Gimple.

“Watching Gimple fire my son 2 weeks before his 18th birthday after telling him they wanted him for the next 3 years was disappointing,” Riggs wrote. “I never trusted Gimple or AMC but Chandler did. I know how much it hurt him. But we do absolutely know how lucky we have been to be a part of it
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The Walking Dead Mid-Season Finale Ratings Are The Lowest Since 2011

It’s been a difficult week for The Walking Dead camp – both on set and off.

On one side of the lens, season 8 reached its mid-season finale with all the urgency of a mindless walker lumbering toward its next victim. Entitled “How It’s Gotta Be,” let’s just say that the super-sized episode struggled to leave much of an impression on its audience, while some questioned the need to kill off Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), a mainstay of The Walking Dead since its inception.

Held up as a game-changing moment, Carl’s forthcoming death will have a marked effect on season 8, but it seems that endgame shocker wasn’t enough to save the show’s dwindling ratings.

Deadline brings word today that “How It’s Gotta Be” posted the worst ratings for a mid-season finale of The Walking Dead since 2011, and that’s despite Sunday’s episode drawing in
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Expect More Carl Grimes In The Second Half Of The Walking Dead Season 8

The Walking Dead season 8 is now officially on hiatus, but it’s fair to say that viewers are still reeling from Sunday’s midseason finale, “How It’s Gotta Be.”

In keeping with tradition, season 8 of AMC’s zombie drama reached the halfway point with an extended episode, one that delivered thrills, spills, and an endgame twist that diehard fans had admittedly seen coming a mile off. That tragic incident will undoubtedly have a knock-on effect on the remainder of The Walking Dead season 8 and sure enough, Chandler Riggs conceded to The Hollywood Reporter that Carl’s final moments will inform the second half.

You’ll see bits and pieces and memories of Carl throughout the second half. But his final moments are coming pretty soon.

So whereas Glenn and Abraham were brutally massacred at the hands of Negan, the death of Carl Grimes will be drawn out slowly, which
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The Walking Dead Showrunner Levels On That Game-Changing Death

Sunday’s intense midseason finale, “How It’s Gotta Be,” left The Walking Dead viewers mulling over a series of questions – questions that will likely go unanswered until the zombie drama returns in February.

Chief among them is “why Carl?”, after it was revealed that Chandler Riggs’ series stalwart had suffered a deadly walker bite to the chest while trying to save a stranger in need. And as if that wasn’t contentious enough, the actor’s own father accused AMC and series showrunner Scott Gimple of misleading Chandler Riggs in a now-deleted Facebook comment. The family member claimed that Gimple and Co. had initially led Riggs to believe that Carl Grimes would be a fixture of The Walking Dead for “the next three years,” only to reveal that Rick’s son is now living on borrowed time after “How It’s Gotta Be.”

To his credit, Gimple outright denies such allegations,
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'Walking Dead' Boss on That Game-Changing Death and the Show's Uncertain Future

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from episode 808, "How It's Gotta Be," of AMC's The Walking Dead.]

The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple wants diehard viewers of the AMC zombie drama — and comic book fanboys — to know that the game-changing death featured in Sunday's midseason finale will serve a much larger purpose on the series.

The final episode of 2017 ended with the unthinkable: Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), Rick's bad-ass teenage son, was bitten on the ribs by a walker trying to save a stranger and is dying. "It's all having to do with the greater...
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The Walking Dead: One Cast Member’s Father Is Not Happy About [Spoiler]’s Exit

The fallout from “How It’s Gotta Be” continues unabated.

After hearing the reactions of Andrew Lincoln and Lennie James – Rick Grimes and Morgan Jones, respectively, who will seemingly be brought closer together by last night’s shocking twist of fate – The Hollywood Reporter has relayed an impassioned social media post from William Riggs, father to the young Chandler Riggs.

For those not already in the know: The Walking Dead season 8 reached its mid-season finale with a sucker punch, after it was revealed that Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) had suffered a fatal walker bite while defending Alexandria. But it turns out Carl’s imminent demise completely blindsided both Riggs and his extended family, as his father William Riggs revealed in a now-deleted Facebook comment:

Watching Gimple fire my son 2 weeks before his 18th birthday after telling him they wanted him for the next 3 years was disappointing. I never trusted Gimple or AMC,
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Walking Dead Actor's Father Lashes Out After Character Death: "I Never Trusted AMC"

Warning: spoilers for The Walking Dead below! The Walking Dead's most recent season eight episode, "How It's Gotta Be," delivers the tragic twist to end all twists in its final few minutes, and pretty much no one is happy about it. After a tense hour which sees Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) heroically attempting to save Alexandria from Negan's wrath, it's revealed that Rick's teenage son has been bitten by a walker. The bite is on his ribs and most certainly fatal, which left not only fans shocked and outraged, but also Riggs's father, William. Yes, Carl has long been a fan favorite to hate on (whether in jest or for real), but he's also the only original series regular other than Andrew Lincoln (who plays Rick); we've quite literally seen him grow up before our eyes, and his exit is both a sad and confusing one. William Riggs took
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Andrew Lincoln On The Walking Dead’s Latest Death: “I Didn’t See It Coming”

Well, you can’t say we weren’t warned.

Throughout AMC’s summer-long marketing campaign for The Walking Dead, everyone from Andrew Lincoln to series showrunner Scott Gimple warned viewers that season 8 contained some of the biggest and most soul-crushing deaths in the show’s history. And last night, “How It’s Gotta Be” delivered in spades.

Truth be told, season 8’s super-sized mid-season finale wasn’t without its flaws – barring the final few moments, the Michael Satrazemis-directed episode struggled to keep its audience on tenterhooks – but thanks to, lead star Andrew Lincoln has now shared his reaction to last night’s gut-wrenching twist.

Fair warning: Lincoln’s response strays far into spoiler territory, even if the actor uses a pseudonym when referring to that character.

This was the hardest… Losing Steven was… the thought of the journey without Steven in the cast was unbearable but this is…
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'Walking Dead' Star's Father Rips Showrunner for "Firing" Son

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from episode 808, "How It's Gotta Be," of AMC's The Walking Dead, as well as the comic book series on which the show is based.]

Given the magnitude of the twist, it's no surprise that many Walking Dead fans are upset about the looming departure of Carl Grimes, the young survivor played since season one by Chandler Riggs — and that list includes Riggs' own father, who took to social media to express his disappointment in Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple over how his son's exit was handled.

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The Walking Dead: A Rundown of Everyone Who Just Bit It

The Walking Dead has again left us long-suffering fans agape as the latest devastating victim of the undead apocalypse comes into view. Considering all the mayhem that presents itself in season eight's midseason finale - as Negan goes on the offensive after Rick's plan to flood the Sanctuary with walkers is undermined by Eugene's tech savvy - the death count is still relatively low. And by the miracle of television, most of our central heroes walk away unscathed from the explosive assault on Alexandria and its allies (except, of course, Jadis and the Heapsters, who tuck tail at the first sign of trouble). But the fallout from the episode's events is still very, very apparent, and we may now know who red-eyed Rick is shown burying in the season opener. Here's who dies (and is set up to die very soon) on The Walking Dead's halfway point for the season.
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'The Walking Dead' Midseason Finale Recap: The Son Also Rises

'The Walking Dead' Midseason Finale Recap: The Son Also Rises
Back in the fall of 2015, The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple attempted a noble, not-all-that-successful experiment with narrative structure. To wit: The show would be spending an entire half-season – eight full episodes – tracking just a couple of days in the life of Rick Grimes, as he and his associates tried and failed to secure the Alexandria Safe-Zone from a nearby walker horde. This season, Gimple gave this concept another go. The fall premiere began with the good guys leading a multi-front assault on Negan, the Saviors and all their scattered compounds.
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The Walking Dead Midseason Finale Reveals a Shocking Deadly Twist

The Walking Dead Midseason Finale Reveals a Shocking Deadly Twist
Well we did not see this one coming.  When we predicted who might bite the bullet in tonight's midseason finale of The Walking Dead, Carl (Chandler Riggs) wasn't even on our list. And yet here we find ourselves facing a future with no Carl at all, because he's been bitten. And according to executive producer Scott M. Gimple on Talking Dead, "it will play out as bites play out on the show."  Typically, 90% of the time, bites play out on this show by killing whoever is in possession of them. So bye bye Carl...eventually. Gimple explained that he was treading lightly because Carl's not dead yet.  "It's very important to Carl's story and the entire...
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AMC Unveils New Photos of Lennie James Joining the Cast & Crew of Fear The Walking Dead Season 4

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Following Talking Dead's announcement that Lennie James has joined the cast of Fear The Walking Dead Season 4, AMC has unveiled two new photos of James during his first day on the set of The Walking Dead companion series:

Press Release: AMC released today video and photos of Lennie James on the set of “Fear the Walking Dead,” which is currently shooting its fourth season in Austin, TX. It was announced last night on “Talking Dead” that James, who plays fan favorite character “Morgan Jones” on “The Walking Dead,” will star in “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 4 as part of a previously announced series crossover.

The crossover between “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead” was announced last month at New York Comic Con by executive producer Robert Kirkman. James will star in “Fear the Walking Dead” as a series regular along with returning cast members Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane,
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Lennie James’ Morgan moving to Fear the Walking Dead

During the New York Comic Con, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman revealed that a crossover between the main series and its companion show Fear the Walking Dead was in the pipeline, with one character set to switch between shows.

Well, on last night’s episode of The Talking Dead, it was announced that Lennie JamesMorgan Jones will be leaving the main show and moving across to Fear for its fourth season. James has wrapped filming on The Walking Dead, and will start work on the spinoff this coming week.

“Morgan’s arc in The Walking Dead season eight positioned him for the story on Fear the Walking Dead,” read a statement from Twd showrunner Scott M. Gimple. “It was also important to see Fear’s world and characters through new, yet familiar eyes.”

“From the very first moment the whole suggestion of Morgan going over to Fear the Walking Dead,
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The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead Will Collide With This 1 Character

It's been well over a month since we first heard of a crossover between The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, but now we finally have some extra details. According to Deadline, Morgan Jones (Lennie James) will appear on an episode of the spinoff series sometime in 2018. When creator Robert Kirkman first teased the news at New York ComicCon back in October, he was extremely cagey about details. Thankfully, this answers quite a few lingering questions about the special episode. The official Twitter account of Fear the Walking Dead confirmed that James would have his first day on set on Monday, Nov. 27. This means, in all likelihood, that the crossover episode will occur sometime during the fourth season of Fear. This also means that, since the events of Fear precede the events of Twd, it's possible Morgan's appearance will predate his entire character arc in the original series. Or
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Fan-Favorite ‘Walking Dead’ Character Morgan Headed to Spin-off Show ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

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Fan-Favorite ‘Walking Dead’ Character Morgan Headed to Spin-off Show ‘Fear the Walking Dead’
The Walking Dead” aftershow “Talking Dead” finally revealed which character will show up on the zombie show’s prequel series, “Fear the Walking Dead” — Morgan (Lennie James). That means that James is moving from one show to the other, and suggests that Morgan might not long for the post-apocalyptic world of “The Walking Dead.” But his exit isn’t coming immediately, at least. “Even though Morgan is going to be featured on ‘Fear,’ he has a lot of story left on ‘The Walking Dead,'” said showrunner Scott M. Gimple in a statement read Sunday by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.
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Talking Dead Announces That The Walking Dead’s Morgan Will Appear in Fear The Walking Dead Season 4

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It was only a matter of time... Since its inception, Fear The Walking Dead has been set in the same dead new world as The Walking Dead. While distance and different timeframes have separated Madison and her family from Rick Grimes and his group of survivors, it was announced in October that we're going to see a character cross over from one series to the other, and now that character has been revealed.

Announced on Talking Dead and the official Twitter account of Fear The Walking Dead, the character of Morgan, played by Lennie James, will appear in Fear The Walking Dead Season 4, and based on his conversation with Chris Hardwick on Talking Dead, he could also be leaving the cast of The Walking Dead (at least temporarily or perhaps permanently). Here's what he had to say about the transition (via EW):

The hardest part of it from beginning
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The Walking Dead's Lennie James Is Leaving to Cross Over to Fear Twd

The Walking Dead's Lennie James Is Leaving to Cross Over to Fear Twd
The Walking Dead‘s loss is Fear the Walking Dead‘s gain.

Lennie James is leaving the parent series behind after his Season 8 run to join the prequel series for Season 4.

James’ transition to Fear Twd was announced during Sunday night’s edition of Talking Dead. He starts filming Fear this Monday in Austin, Texas — just one week after wrapping Twd in Atlanta.

“Yeah, it’s me,” a self-described “surprised” James said to Chris Hardwick when he was revealed via satellite. “I’m joining the cast of Fear the Walking Dead.

The hardest part of it… has been leaving The Walking Dead — leaving that cast,
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