The rumors about Chandler Riggs’ exit from The Walking Dead are heating up, and fans are getting worried that this season may be the last we see of Carl Grimes — and Riggs’ latest interview has done nothing to ease our minds.
Rumors about Riggs leaving the hit show have been circulating over the last few weeks after the actor revealed that he’d been accepted into college at Auburn University. He recently spoke about his future on the show during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter — and he was definitely teasing an exit.
When asked how college would impact his future on the show, Riggs said, “You never know how it will go. I really do hope it works out because that would be really cool. I like to be in The Walking Dead and I like to play video games and just hang out with my friends and try to be as normal as possible so going to college would be another really cool, normal experience in my life. I want for it to work out.”
Although, it’s important to mention that he did admit it was possible for him to both be an actor on the show and a full-time student.
His dad, William Riggs, also added fuel to the fire when he reportedly wrote a Facebook post stating that Riggs’ seven-year contract with the show had been fulfilled. “7 year contract completed! Grateful to AMC, Cast & Crew, TWD fan base and especially Chandler for always being 100% dedicated,” he reportedly wrote, adding, “Whether it was getting up at 4AM, working in the freezing cold past 2AM, leaving his friends and carefree kiddom behind, scrambling to make up missed schoolwork, he has done it without complaint and always made me proud & amazed to be his dad!”
And Chandler himself told The Hollywood Reporter that he couldn’t confirm if his contract had been renewed for Season 8.
But if that wasn’t enough, the storyline of The Walking Dead seems to be lining up nicely for his exit— unless Andrew Lincoln’s character Rick Grimes finally makes good on his promise to kill Negan (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) soon — despite the direction of the comic books.
Right now, we really don’t know what to think.
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