The new trailer gives fans their first official look at what new journeys the team will be going through in this new season.
Rick and Maggie are two strong personalities that respect each other greatly, but it may be that there is a time when their interests (and therefore, the interests of their people) do not necessarily align with each other.
And while it looks from the latest Walking Dead promotional poster like Rick may be heading with the crew for the US Capitol when the show returns for season 9, Lincoln confirmed on the panel that he'll be leaving the hit horror series during this season. "I love the people who make this show", he said during the Comic-Con panel. I promise not to cry.
"No, I'm not turning on brother Rick", Reedus wrote on Instagram in April after the season 8 finale saw Daryl align himself with Maggie and Jesus (Tom Payne) in the season closer's final moments, suggesting the trio will act out against the imprisoned Negan. "But I have a relationship with my family, and I can't keep going back and forth between England and Atlanta". "His discipline, character, kindness has taught us how to carry on without him". But what I do know is I believe in the story so much and this is a really terrific season for Rick's story. "It's been a true joy".
"The narrative is being freed up", Lincoln said. "But I thought about [leaving] when my kids became less portable".