[TV] Shocker: Andrew Lincoln Resigns From “The Walking Dead” Citing “Creative Differences” With New Showrunner…

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Update: Just in case it wasn’t made clear by the last line of this article – APRIL FOOL’S!

On the heels of the season finale, it was announced last night that David Morrissey will return as a series regular as The Governor on AMC’s The Walking Dead.” The British actor initially signed on for a one-season role to play the famed villain from the comics created by Robert Kirkman on which the TV series is based. In the Image/Skybound comics, the Governor fails to survive a brutal showdown at the prison with Rick, but in the series, he lives on to fight another day…

With that comes some really lame news out of left field. It was announced today that Andrew Lincoln will not return as Rick Grimes in the series’ fourth season this fall. The release cited “creative differences,” while sources close to us explain that he was clashing with new showrunner Scott Gimple, who will take over for the much-beloved Glen Mazzara. While it’s concerning enough that they need to recast the series lead, there’s growing concern inside AMC’s offices that other regulars may also revolt and exit the zombie cabler.

As well as Morrissey, Danai Gurira is already contractually obliged to return as Michonne, so insiders explain that the show may really break off the tracks of the comic arc, and follow Michonne as the new series protagonist.

We’ll update you as soon as we hear more, which will probably be tomorrow, the second of April.

  • Boonraiser

    Ha ha ha. So if tomorrow is the second of April, that means today must be the first. Why do I even go on the internet on this day. Nice try.

    • DeadManZombieFan

      I’m with ya dude lol. it seems everything I read on april 1st be it true or not I think is a joke and not true. freaking suuuucks.

    • Kilo214

      So someone please tell me this was just an April Fools joke…

  • djblack1313

    LOL!! Mr.D you got me! lol. i thought this was real for a couple of seconds! well done! :)

  • eagleye25

    Well played, sir.

  • Taboo

    My heart stopped for a minute (HA!) :(

  • Trioxin83

    Touché Mr. D, touché indeed

  • Kwonkicker

    FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKK
    My heart sank down to my balls……but nice try hahahaha

    • megz7

      LOL, I just busted out laughing at this.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    You got me, It wasn’t until I started reading the comments that I realized what today is. Lol. Good one Mr. D.

  • Polsdofer

    I just registered on this site just now to call you a dick, you crossed the line bro. lol. That was a good one though.

    • Kwonkicker

      LOL

    • kreinhardt22

      I agree!!! NOT FUNNY ONE BIT.

  • Infect

    Thanks for the mid-day heart attack! Hahaha

  • ThunderDragoon

    Nice try, but I’m always on guard every year. Muahaha.

    • SuperKilla

      I hear you on that. I personally think some of these articles are cruel to make someone believe bullshit like this even as a joke. Fuck it, it’s all in good fun.

  • Introverted Surd

    Only when i got through about 3 of the comments did i realise it was joke. Well played sir, well played.

  • Scorpionsy

    LOL! The minute I started reading it…I knew it was an April Fools trick. Nice try though! ;)

  • Shyguy

    If this isn’t an April fools day I quit t.v. forever.

  • goasklucy

    After that garbage finale, I believed this article for far longer than I should have.

  • jka12002

    How about you guys stop acting like a bunch of little kids and quit posting fake garbage like this. Think you can do that?

    Im sure your Bastard parents proud of you *thumbs up*

  • Johnny-Bigpants

    ARSE!
    i feckin hate April 1st.

  • SuperKilla

    The first thing I did when I came on Bloody disgusting was look for the April Fools article and found it quickly, I guess I’ve been on this website for too many years haha.

  • cjat1978

    God I wish this was true… Creative differences, basically the show sucks and is campy without Frank… This show had so much promise, but they cut the budget, changed film stock, started using cheap special effects, adding “songs” to the episodes to sell CD’s, being “creative” with zombie kills, and having too many filler episodes.. Frank never would have approved… he wanted and HBO quality show on AMC… Go back and watch season one, then watch the second half of season 3… you will see that this is not the Walking Dead you fell in love with… Same title, some actors are the same, but everything else is like a B horror flick… boo to AMC and Robert Kirkman! They do not deserve our valuable time just because they have zombies in there campy soap opera.

    • adqm

      It all started when Frank Darabont was fired, however, Kirkman is still very active in his exec. Producing position. In fact, Glen Mazzara was fired because of the direction he wanted to take the show in which in fact was a very different direction, that was one of Kirkmands decisions.

    • iBattaglia

      if it was that bad it wouldn’t of broke 3 records this season, and it wouldn’t of had the top viewers with 13 million on season final, the highest rating cable tv show in years. so i guess your right its shit, worst show on the boob tube, i mine as well go watch games of thrones or dora the explorer to get my daily fill of gayness in, cause you know thats where its at. lmao

      • Jes

        I love Walking Dead, but I still have to disagree.

        Twilight is awfully written from what I hear (boyfriend is an English teacher and made a deal with his students to read it or see one movie if they passed their finals or some such thing) and the movies look pretty bad, too. The books were still on best seller lists and everyone went nuts over the movies. Just because something is popular and breaks any sort of record doesn’t make it necessarily great.

        I wasn’t as big of a fan of this past season, but I watched every ep. I’m still really fond of the show. (I watch GoT too, though, mostly because I’d read the books beforehand.)

        • Jes

          Also, this is a cruel joke. Ranks right up there with saying Firefly’s returning. Bastards.

  • dmiller42754

    Dude, This isn’t funny! When AMC and Andrew Lincoln get hold of this article, you may get in legal trouble.

    • chris99x

      legal trouble? reeeeally

  • Darkness69

    Eheh, good one. You got me for a couple of seconds there though!

  • GreatZekus

    I just hope i could trap you in a small empty room with 2 walkers …..

  • Mives

    I love being an Australian, hot summers, cold winters and Aussie Rules Football. Where it can turn pear shaped however, is when we are 14 hours ahead of our mates in the states, so those little incidental dates such as “APRIL 1st” are usually forgotten pretty quickly.

    No word of a lie, I absolutely shat my pants….right up to the end of the article. Well played indeed sir!

  • coldblood

    I almost swallowed a bottle of asprin. Don’t do that shit.

  • Evan3

    Well done, I actually gasped when I read the headline!