Andrew Lincoln Leaving ‘The Walking Dead’ In Season 9

The AMC drama is no stranger to losing cast members, but this one might be its biggest loss yet.

Reports are circulating that Andrew Lincoln is leaving The Walking Dead in the upcoming ninth season. The 44-year-old actor, who plays Rick Grimes, has been the drama’s leading man since its premiere. If his departure wasn’t heartbreaking enough, Collider suggests his final run will only consist of six episodes.

In addition, there are reports that Lauren Cohan, aka Maggie Greene, is also exiting the post-apocalyptic horror television series. Like Lincoln, she’s expected to only appear in a half dozen episodes.

Will you miss Lincoln and Cohan? Weigh in below. The Walking Dead returns to AMC in October.