Danai Gurira Is Leaving ‘The Walking Dead’

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The Walking Dead is set to return for the second half of season nine on Sunday, which will herald the arrival of the Whisperers.

Gurira reprises her role as Michonne in The Walking Dead season 9's mid-season premiere, scheduled to air February 10 on AMC.

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Danai Gurira is reportedly preparing to leave "The Walking Dead" television series. "Under her new deal, Gurira will return in a limited capacity - described as only a handful of episodes - that will be interspersed throughout season 10". The actress, playwright and social activist will then likely segue to the three Walking Dead movies that AMC is planning with former leading man Andrew Lincoln. It's time once again to reflect upon the characters that we've loved - OK, in some cases, at best kinda put up with - and lost. "But we certainly would want her on the show as long as she wants to be on it", Madden said. She is an incredibly valuable character, and I'm really hoping she stays.

No specific reason was given why she left the series, and AMC declined to comment about the news. Obviously, the lesson of Andy is that the show can survive anybody's departure if need be but that's not our goal. Like Rick, the character is still very much alive in the comics, so this will be another big diversion from the source material. But Dwight is finally ready to return to the franchise on Fear the Walking Dead. "The goal is to have Danai continue on whatever basis she can make work, given the other things that she has going on in her life".

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What's more, she's set to return as Wakanda general Okoye in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame and is now in the process of adapting the novel Americanah - by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - into a TV miniseries.

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