She confirmed: “So he’d been planning it, but he really wanted to get it at the right time. He wanted leaving the story to be good for the show, for the character.
“He’s got so much respect and love for what The Walking Dead is, and the fans, and so he wanted to get it right, so it didn’t happen then. And then the next season, there I was taking him away in the helicopter.”
Thankfully, Andrew Lincoln holds TWD and its devoted fans in high regard, meaning Rick stuck around for a few more episodes and given the send-off the iconic character deserved.
The Walking Dead season 10 is hoped to conclude in 2020 on AMC.
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