She's coming back for revenge!
"The Walking Dead" fans weren't thrilled with how Maggie Greene Rhee's (Lauren Cohan) story ended in the Season 8 finale. But they blamed the writers more than the character or actress, and most fans are thrilled to hear that Lauren Cohan will officially return to the role.
Cohan was reportedly playing hardball with her Season 9 contract, and it was the perfect time to do that. Maggie is (still!) pregnant with the late Glenn Rhee's baby, which is a story that needs to move forward in Season 9. Plus, she's the leader of Hilltop in a post-All Out War world. And, on top of that...
SPOILERS on the Season 8 finale!
... Maggie, Jesus, and Daryl Dixon are involved in a secret alliance to try and kill off Negan, whether Rick Grimes and Michonne like that or not. Maggie wants revenge for Glenn, which is understandable, but fans don't want a Civil War storyline. Still, once the show launched that storyline in the Season 8 finale, they really needed Lauren Cohan on board to follow through with it in Season 9.
Cohan was at CinemaCon to promote her upcoming movie "Mile 22," and Entertainment Weekly asked if she'll return to TWD.
"I'm going back. There's a lot more Maggie story to tell."
AMC must've paid up! During her negotiations, Khary Payton (King Ezekiel) posted his support on Instagram, simply writing, "Pay the woman."
There's still the snag of what's happening with "Whiskey Cavalier." During her negotiations, Cohan signed on for the ABC pilot. So how is she going to juggle both TWD -- which starts filming in early May, as always -- and this new show? If the pilot isn't picked up, it won't really be a big deal. And "The Walking Dead" does love to kill off main characters, so you never know how long Maggie will last...
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