Is 'The Walking Dead' Losing a Main Character?

Joann Johnston
February 21, 2018

Frankie works with Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Will Chase, codename Whiskey Cavalier, played by Scott Foley, in the show.

A failure to get the contract signed could even mean that Maggie dies off-screen between seasons - something that will only make fans even angrier.

Yes, Lauren Cohan has been battling the network over her salary, and it apparently just isn't going to happen - as she's just signed on to a new ABC action pilot.

Maggie's days on THE WALKING DEAD could indeed be numbered as series star Lauren Cohan has agreed to star in ABC's drama pilot WHISKEY CAVALIER, Tracking Board has confirmed.

Over the last few days, we've heard conflicting information about Lauren Cohan's future on The Walking Dead. Though Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Norman Reedus (Daryl) has already inked theirs, assuring their characters' safety at least through the first episode of next season, Cohan had some issues with hers. Together, they must lead an inter-agency team of heroic, funny, and flawed spies who attempt to save the world.

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Cohan, whose character is alive and well on TWD, has been on the horror series since the beginning of Season 2, which she joined as a recurring, becoming a series regular in Season 3. According to the trade, Cohan's contract is up at the end of the current eighth season, and she does not have a new contract in place yet, making it likely that she could leave the show.

It's reported that AMC made Lauren a modesty salary increase in return for a new contract, thought it was rejected.

Scott Gimple, previously showrunner for The Walking Dead who is now the Chief Content Officer of the entire The Walking Dead universe, said he's "incredibly hopeful" about the talks, but it's clear nothing is guaranteed.

This is NOT good, "The Walking Dead" fans. Are you guys excited for season 9 of the AMC series?

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