"Come Back Rick..."
For those of you that don't know, The Walking Dead is coming to an end after season 11 in 2022. But, the franchise will live on in many forms. Including Fear The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, A Daryl/Carol Spin-off, and most importantly, RICK GRIMES FEATURE FILMS!
The last time we saw Rick was the first half of season 9 when he got carried away in a helicopter to God knows where.
But, as soon as Rick was taken away, we got hope for him to return. Feature films starring Officer Friendly himself have been in the works since then. And according to Greg Nicotero (Walking Dead Producer/Director/Special Effects Expert), the coronavirus hasn't slowed down pre-production.
And now Andrew Lincoln, Rick himself, has given a somewhat vague update on the films. In a recent interview, he said he was spotted by a fan during a surfing trip, who vocalized his desire for the sheriff to return.
"I saw this guy, and he looked up, and I knew he recognized me. I didn't have a hat on, I was just in a wetsuit, and I was with my son. And this dude ... he clocked me. I was like, 'Ah, here we go.' It was the coolest thing - he walks up, he saw I was with my son, and he walked past me. I thought, 'Oh, maybe he doesn't know.' All I heard was, 'Come back, Rick.' It was so moving. I turned around, and I just went, 'We're working on it.' So that's my answer to you, we're working on it."