The 10th season of AMC‘s The Walking Dead will see a lot less Michonne, with reports that Danai Gurira (Black Panther) will depart the series. The Hollywood Reporter reported exclusively from sources that the actress/writer/playwright has signed a deal to turn to the recently renewed series, but in a limited capacity: the episodes Gurira does appear in will be spread throughout the tenth season.
Where the report from THR gets very interesting is with this line:
“The actress, playwright and social activist will then likely segue to the three Walking Dead movies that AMC is planning with former leading man Andrew Lincoln.”
Do does this mean that a Michonne/Rick Grimes reunion is going to happen? How would that happen? Or is this just a little bad wording on THR‘s part?
The second half of “The Walking Dead” Season 9 finds our groups of survivors, both old and new, continuing to deal with the impact of events that took place during the six years that have passed. Since the disappearance of Rick, many of these characters have become strangers to each other, and in some ways, strangers to themselves.
What they do know is that they are in undeniable danger. They will soon realize the world just beyond does not operate as they thought. The group’s rules and ways of survival no longer guarantee their safety. A whole new threat has crossed their paths, and they soon discover it’s unlike any threat they have encountered or endured before. The group will start to question what they think they see. What may appear to be normal in this post-apocalyptic world could actually be more disturbing and terrifying than when the apocalypse first broke out. All that is certain is the stakes are high and numerous.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth.
AMC’s The Walking Dead makes its midseason return to the network on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 9 p.m. ET; and is available now for subscribers to AMC Premiere.