Carl is Dead, Rick is Gone, and Maggie is on her way out. Now it looks like Michonne will say goodbye to the end of the world by the end of season 10. While Danai Gurira’s contract has been renewed along with The Walking Dead for season 10, her new contract states that it will be her last and that she will only appear in a handful of episodes.
The move by Gurira makes a lot of sense. She’s got a growing movie career, as well as a budding stage career as both an actor and a writer. Now the only question to answer is whether she will meet her end before she exits, or whether Rick will swoop in with a Helicopter and take her off to his upcoming TV movies.
Here’s the statement from AMC programming president David Madden.
“She has been very vocal about saying that she loves the show. We love Danai; we love that character. Right now, she’s got a lot of opportunities and she needs to weigh what she feels is best for her. But we certainly would want her on the show as long as she wants to be on it. We really want her to stay. She is an incredibly valuable character and I’m really hoping she stays. Obviously, the lesson of Andy is that the show can survive anybody’s departure if need be but that’s not our goal. 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.”