THE WALKING Dead comic book has just delivered its most shocking twist yet and fans are convinced it spells the end for beloved character Rick Grimes in the next season of the show.
It was revealed today that the sheriff actually dies in issue #192 after being shot in the chest and turns into a ‘walker’.
What this means for the TV show is unclear seeing as Andrew Lincoln actually left midway through season nine and it’s been revealed he’s getting a spin-off movie.
However, despite this knowledge fans are still worried the hero could meet his maker after all if AMC bosses decide to follow the comic’s lead.
Chances are that Rick is going to be around for a while yet, and it wouldn’t be the first time showrunners have deviated from Robert Kirkman’s comic books before.
In February last year fans of the show were horrified when teenage Carl Grimes was killed off in a shock twist.
The emotional scene ended with his dad telling his young son, “It was all for you. Right from the start. Back in Atlanta. The farm. Everything I did, it was for you … it still is. It’s gonna be.”
Rick's death in the comics had been previously hinted at by creator Robert Kirkman. In 2017, he said: "It could happen any time between now and 50 years from now."
He explained his decision, writing, "Rick's death was planned longer than any death in the series. I've been working toward this since I started writing… issue #1. It doesn't make it any easier, but it's been something I've been getting more and more used to as the years got down to months and then weeks… I knew it was coming."
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