Prior to the Season 8 finale airing, rumors ran rampant that Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie Rhee, would not be returning to “The Walking Dead” for another season. Based on what was being reported, Cohan hadn’t yet signed on to return for Season 9, and Cohan’s involvement in another potential TV series seemed to further suggest that Maggie would be killed off in the Season 8 finale.
Of course, Maggie survived the events of Season 8, with the character getting a particularly interesting tease for Season 9. Maggie is totally not cool with Rick’s decision to keep Negan alive and locked up in a makeshift prison, and she’s plotting behind Rick’s back (along with Jesus and Daryl, apparently), to get rid of Negan once and for all.
Not that it wasn’t clear enough at this point, but Cohan will indeed be back for the ninth season of “The Walking Dead,” as she just confirmed to EW this week.
“I’m going back,” Cohan told EW. “There’s a lot more Maggie story to tell. You know we’re not allowed to tell you anything, but it’s good.”