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EW Features New Photos; ComicBook Interviews Angela Kang About Rick’s Final Episodes

This week, Entertainment Weekly and several other publications feature Season 9 photos, while ComicBook.com reports on Angela Kang talking about Rick’s last season. Plus, TVLine wants Rick, Maggie and Daryl to make up. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly reports, “There’s a brand new batch of Season 9 images for The Walking Dead that gives teases as to what’s to come.”

• Talking about Rick’s departure, Angela Kang shares, “To write his exit on the show, which we knew was coming, is just… I just don’t want to mess it up. I want to do service to this character,” ComicBook.com reports.

TVLine wants Rick, Maggie and Daryl to make up because “this trio has been through too much together to fall apart.”

• Meanwhile, Angela Kang explains that Maggie is “still on good terms with Rick — but the two leaders will clash philosophically as they both attempt to lead their respective communities into this new world,” ComicBook.com says.

The Hollywood Reporter adds that “perhaps it’s some small consolation to see Rick front and center in the first batch of photos for the new season.”

TV Guide points out that the photos “show Carol (Melissa McBride) and Ezekiel (Khary Payton) as a couple.”

CBR comments that “it looks like there is plenty of fresh meat and new dramas to keep fans coming back to the show,” while Forbes and ComicBook.com take a more detailed look at the images.

• Angela Kang talks about the upcoming Whisperers storyline, saying, “If you’re a fan of the comic you know exactly what that means, although the way we do it may not be exactly the way it goes in the comic — we always remix things — and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s better to learn as you go along,” according to ComicBook.com.

• With Rick’s impending departure, Rotten Tomatoes wonders if someone will “step up to lead the coalition or will they have to wait for Morgan (Lennie James) to return from his Fear The Walking Dead sojourn to provide the necessary wisdom and menace to rule over a post-Negan world?”

ComicBook.com spotlights Angela Kang’s interview with AMC.com, where she says about the mysterious helicopter that “you might also notice the three rings symbol that’s appeared on various items at the Heaps before, and the ‘A’ we’ve seen crop up periodically. Yes, there is a meaning to both things.”

The New York Times highlights a man “known for his extravagant, themed fairy gardens and workshops,” including one based on The Walking Dead.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Season 8 will be available for streaming on Netflix on Sept. 23, two weeks ahead of the Season 9 Premiere.

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