The Walking Dead favourite Danai Gurira looks set for 'shocking' exit

'The Walking Dead': Danai Gurira Leaving as Michonne in Season 10

During her time on the show, her star as an actor and writer has risen immensely, thanks to a high-profile role in Black Panther and a Tony nomination in 2016 for her play Eclipsed.

Mere months after Andrew Lincoln parted ways with AMC's The Walking Dead, Danai Gurira has announced that she plans to do the same, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

The Walking Dead fans haven't seen Dwight (Austin Amelio) since the end of Season 8, when the former Savior was forced to leave Alexandria by Darryl (Norman Reedus). Rather, Gurira will return for the tenth season in a limited capacity. The Walking Dead Season 9 resumes its run this Sunday night on AMC, with eight more episodes on their way. It is likely that she will segue into the three TWD film spin-0ffs opposite Andrew Lincoln, who plays her character's love interest, Rick Grimes. Gurira officially joined the cast during Season 3 and has been a fan-favorite ever since. Right now, she's got a lot of opportunities and she needs to weigh what she feels is best for her.

AMC and representatives for Gurira declined comment. "But we certainly would want her on the show as long as she wants to be on it", Madden said.

Will the departure of Michonne be the final nail in the coffin of AMC's The Walking Dead? She is an incredibly valuable character and I'm really hoping she stays.

Speaking of the big screen, Danai Gurira is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having appeared in Black Panther and Infinity War.

Considering Michonne became largely the show's central character in the wake of Rick's departure, and as a major player in the original comics, it'll be a massive challenge for the show to continues beyond season 10.

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