Maggie's Future On 'The Walking Dead' Is Looking Extra Grim Now

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene on

In Robert Kirkman's original comics about The Walking Dead, Maggie's role within the community is very much still an important one. But not because the character's weak. The Hollywood Reporter says Cohan "had been actively looking for her next role as she battles AMC over her season nine salary".

However, if ABC decides to pass on the pilot altogether, Cohan would technically be free to sign a new contract for The Walking Dead covering Season 9 and beyond.

It is understood that AMC offered Cohan a "modest" salary increase and a longer contract instead, which she rejected.

Though Lauren Cohan's Maggie has grown into one of The Walking Dead's strongest characters, fans began to worry when it was reported earlier this month that Cohan has received multiple pilot offers from various networks, and could depart the show after season 8 when her contract expires. She could ultimately take the role on Whiskey Cavalier as a regular and exit the AMC zombie drama as its regulars are not allowed to have such obligations to other titles. Unsurprisingly, she got some offers outside AMC's post-apocalyptic world. But we do absolutely know how lucky we have been to be a part of it all and appreciate all the love from fans all these years!'

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Just two days ago, showrunner Scott Gimple told TVLine that he's "incredibly hopeful about" working out a new deal with Cohan, who has played Maggie since the second season.

'Lauren is an actor who has such intuition and such power. "Hopefully it all works out".

Other stars have left The Walking Dead for new projects, including Sonequa Martin-Green who jumped ship for Star Trek: Discovery and Jon Bernthal who went on to headline Marvel's The Punisher on Netflix.

Odds of survival for Maggie on The Walking Dead don't seem great considering, as Uproxx pointed out, the network has a history of taking a more aggressive stance during lawsuits and negotiations.

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