Lauren Cohan's future on The Walking Dead seemingly in doubt

Angelo Anderson
February 3, 2018

You can see Lauren Cohan and the rest of the cast members surviving in the zombie apocalypse when The Walking Dead returns for the second half of season 8 on Sunday, February 25, 2018 on AMC. AMC already OK'd Season 9, with a new showrunner, and filming is expected to start when it usually does - late April/early May. Deadline has reported that the actress known for playing Maggie Greene has been fielding offers for television pilots and has received at least a half-dozen opportunities.

Rumor had it that she was seeking pay parity with Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus, who are the biggest names attached to the show.

AMC reportedly offered Cohan a "modest salary increase" if she would sign a long-term contract, but she rejected it, which is apparently standard in re-negotiations like this. I would think Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne, should be paid more than Cohan given her relatively level of popularity. Cohan, who is contractually free and clear to entertain new offers, has been doing that, with her availability igniting a feeding frenzy in the form of a string of offers from multiple networks. I hear the network did not follow up with a new proposition and there have been no further talks. Granted, there's been nothing happening on the show that points to her meeting her end, but a new report from Deadline sheds some light on what's been going on behind the scenes lately, and it's certainly a bit concerning.

Lauren Cohan's current contract ends with Season 8, but it's further said according to "other sources" that Lauren Cohan is still in talks to return for The Walking Dead and has not indicated whe won't be returning next season.

At this time, it is hard to know what the future holds for Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene on AMC's The Walking Dead.

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