[Warning: old show spoilers ahead]
Citing an irreconcilable urge to shoot AMC in the head, Andrew Lincoln, aka Rick Grimes, star and lead of The Walking Dead is departing from the series.
It's not clear why Lincoln is leaving the show, but what is known is that Lincoln's contract will expire after a six-episode run in the show's premiere half of season 9. It's been suggested that TWD prohibits Lincoln from pursuing other projects. It may be show fatigue; watching a series where everyone dies, is always filthy and never stops whining is exhausting enough -- now imagine portraying that lifestyle as your job.