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The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes is getting his own movie trilogy spin-off

05 November 2018

(CNN)The following contains spoilers about the November 4 (fifth) episode of "The Walking Dead's" ninth season. So, that leaves the door open to continue his story and sure enough, that's what AMC's made a decision to do, with the network announcing that they're working on a series of AMC Studios Original Films, with the first one going into production next year. We're starting with the first part of the continuing story of Rick Grimes, and there is much more on the way, featuring yet-unseen worlds of The Walking Dead and faces from the show's past, as well as new characters we hope to become favorites, told by TWD veterans and emerging voices.

The late Scott Wilson - who will be making a special guest appearance in the episode - starts the video, simply saying "Andrew Lincoln" before seemingly getting a little choked up trying to articulate what Lincoln means to him. This may have looked grim for our hero, but now we know that the exit from the show was only to set up the beloved sheriff's introduction into a bigger cinematic universe.

Speaking with Variety at the show's season nine premiere, the cast of "The Walking Dead" reflected on their time acting alongside Lincoln's character before offering up their thoughts on what his future tombstone might say. But carry on it must, and as it turns out, Rick isn't exactly gone for good.

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I wanted to finish telling his story in the way that we began it: "with a filmic sensibility on a bigger scale and a more contained story - with an end point", he added. "What Comes After" is one of only three episodes in the entire history of The Walking Dead with a "Story By" credit, and it's attributed to Scott Gimple. And I've always been interested in what's going on out there, you know, whether or not there is contact with the wider world.

"We're going to continue telling Rick Grimes' story in a series of AMC original films". I want to know the meta of it all.

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The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes is getting his own movie trilogy spin-off