The Walking Dead season 11 was always going to be a game-changer for the show. As the last season in the zombie-filled series, the AMC premiere’s re-introduction of the Commonwealth has already opened so many new possibilities moving forward. One of them could be Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) living in the new nation.
Is Rick Grimes in The Commonwealth?
Fans last saw Rick Grimes during the fifth episode of season nine, being airlifted away in a helicopter.
The fan-favourite character’s exit has been shrouded in mystery ever since, with Rick clearly still alive.
After destroying a bridge to stop a zombie horde from reaching the other survivors, Rick is thrown into a river and swept away.
That is until Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh), who has been camped near the survivor’s camp, pulls Rick out of the water.
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She then calls a helicopter to come and pick them up, leading Rick to safety.
The last time he is seen is laying in the helicopter, being told that he will be okay.
Many fans now believe Rick could be living in The Commonwealth, especially as in the original Robert Kirkman comics he played such a crucial role with them.
However, the series is known for diverting quite heavily from the original source material, for example, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) does not appear in the comics.
Kang continued: “I think, you know, it really, truly, doesn’t mean one thing or another, but there’s other things happening in the franchise.
“There is universe implication. So, there’s a lot that’s sort of like not really under my umbrella.”
Whether or not Rick does come back in the new season, fans will get to see the character again eventually.
A Rick Grimes movie is in development, one that will continue after the events of season nine or season 11.