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Well, it looks like we aren’t saying goodbye to Rick Grimes after all…

Andrew Lincoln may have celebrated his final episode being the Walking Dead‘s leading actor last night, but it doesn’t appear like he’s saying goodbye to Rick Grimes anytime soon.

Before reading any further, we’d like to warn you there’s a major spoiler about last night’s episode under the read more, so please don’t yell at us for ruining it.

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During last night’s episode of the show, many fans were expecting to see the official death of Rick Grimes, but instead, they got something a little different than expected.

Instead, AMC opted not to kill off Rick Grimes, rather, they send him off in a helicopter where he tries to recover from the horrific wound from before. But that brought a question to many fan’s minds: where did he go?

That answer will apparently be answered with a new movie that will explain Rick’s disappearance from the show. But don’t get too excited, Lincoln will still no longer be appearing in the Walking Dead‘s TV series.

Details for the upcoming film(s) are still under wraps, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some answers of what to expect.

According to CNN, the network is planning on creating a series of films that will follow the character of Rick Grimes outside of what we saw on the TV series, with the first of those films beginning its production sometime next year.

As the report goes on, it was revealed that the first of those films will see where Rick disappeared to and  “what he faces in the new corner of the zombie apocalypse,” AMC said in a statement to CNN.

The Hollywood Reporter also notes that the three movies will be under an expansion plot of TWD universe under the close watch of the Walking Dead‘s chief content officer Scott M. Gimple.

Currently, it’s unclear whether or not the Walking Dead film will get a theatrical release or if it will be a “made for TV” movie for AMC. Either way, we’re pretty excited to see Rick’s next steps.

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