Latest Trailer for The Walking Dead Previews the Remaining Episodes of Season 9
AMC has also released a statement on Lauren Cohan’s future on the series.
By Chris Morse
The first half of The Walking Dead’s ninth season ended with an epic showdown between our heroes, a zombie herd, and members of the mysterious Whisperers group disguised within. In the process, we had to say goodbye to one series regular and the stage is now set for the next major arc in the story. As is customary each year, the show takes a hiatus for a few months following the halfway point of each season and this time is no exception.
Although the series will not return until February, the latest trailer gives us an early look at what’s to come when the remaining eight episodes of season nine kick off. In the preview, it looks like the majority of our characters escape the fight unscathed as they seek to regroup and figure out what to make of this new threat. We also have Negan out and about following his escape from prison after Father Gabriel’s sloppy lock-up effort during his time as the villain’s jailor.
One element that will be missing from the remainder of the season, however, is Lauren Cohan, who showrunner Angela Kang is looking to bring back in season 10. In the same vein, a statement has been released from her and franchise CCO Scott Gimple, stating that Maggie’s story is not finished and they are hoping to bring her back to continue it.
Maggie’s last episode this season was 905 but it isn’t the end of Maggie’s story. We love Lauren Cohan and hope to have her back on the big program and or beyond, and we have built a story to service that.
The Walking Dead will return for eight more episodes on February 10th at its usual time on AMC.
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