'Walking Dead' TV movies are in the works

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Where they were going and who was transporting them was not revealed by the end of Episode 5, Season 9.

Tonight, viewers said goodbye to Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in a landmark episode of The Walking Dead. The former Deputy Sheriff, who has been the heart and soul of this series over the past eight-and-a-half seasons is departing, and AMC have made sure to cash in on that fact.

There are spoilers below for Monday night's episode of The Walking Dead in the UK. Instead, the gravely injured Grimes was whisked off by helicopter to some unknown destination to tend to his wounds. "There is a multiple-year plan that could include additional series, digital content and specials", outlines AMC programming president David Madden.

"We have a lot on the horizon - starting with a new epic featuring one of the greatest leading actors in television history and one of the best people I've ever met", said Walking Dead chief content officer Scott Gimple in a statement.

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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.

The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Khary Payton, Katelyn Nacon, Pollyanna McIntosh, Callan McAuliffe, Avi Nash, and Samantha Morton as Alpha.

And now we know why. We won't spoil you on how Rick exited The Walking Dead, but there is obviously a way for him to continue! Some of these stories will relate to The Walking Dead as fans know it, while others will be standalone stories that break into new creative territory. "We want to break new ground with different, distinct stories, all part of the same world that's captured our imagination for almost a decade of the Dead". "So the idea of being able to contain the story and still work just as hard and tell a different story in maybe a more expansive narrative way seemed very exciting to me".

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