The Walking Dead season 9: Lauren Cohan confirms her return

Lauren Cohan has confirmed that she is coming back for AMC’s The Walking Dead season 9. Story-wise, this makes perfect sense, considering the unresolved plotlines that Maggie is involved with: she still has that baby to bring into the world, and she recently disagreed hugely with Rick Grimes over the decision to keep Negan alive.

Despite all of those as-yet-untold stories, Cohan’s return to the role of Maggie Rhee (née Greene) had previously been in doubt; Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus signed on the dotted line to return for season 9 months ago, but Cohan was believed to be holding out for a better deal from the network. Cohan even signed up for a pilot episode job over at ABC, adding more fuel to the fire that she was planning a departure from The Walking Dead.

But now, thankfully for Maggie’s fans, Cohan has confirmed that a deal has been reached and she will be appearing in The Walking Dead season 9 after all.

“I’m going back,” Cohan revealed in a new interview, before adding that there is “a lot more Maggie story to tell.”

As for plot details for season 9, Cohan kept her cards close to her chest: “You know we’re not allowed to tell you anything,” she said, “but it’s good.”

The Walking Dead returns in autumn, and we’ll bring you all the latest news as we hear it.

EW