Angela Kang || Tonight. “What Comes After,” written by @themattnegrete and @scottmgimple, directed by @gnicotero, edited by @evanschrodek. Stellar performances by our cast, epic work by everyone on the crew, the return of a few familiar faces, some endings and new beginnings. Hope you’ll watch with us. Then @yvettenicolebrown breaks things down with Andy Lincoln for @amctalkingdead afterward (stuff might’ve leaked from my eyes a little bit when I watched that interview).
Greg Nicotero || I put my all into this episode and very proud of the direction…i feel it’s one of my best ! So many great moments paying tribute to characters, moments and fans from the last 9 years. And Bernthal , Sonequa and my dear friend Scott Wilson who was so proud to be back on the show. I’m humbled to say i showed him his scenes and he couldn’t have been more proud to tell another chapter of Herschels story.
Jon Bernthal || Ok Brother. We ride one more time.
Steven Yeun ||
Tom Payne || This is a picture from the first time I met Andy. Way back in 1999. Andy and I are from the same place in England and he had come back to host an event with the local drama group we were both members of. He was and has remained an entirely awesome and thoroughly decent human being who deserves all of his recent successes. Life is long. There are no true endings, only new beginnings. Till next time. Ps: I didn’t need those glasses but thought they looked cool 😂
Sydney Park || We will miss you dearly, Andy!! I will never forget the very first day I met you and you were of course just so wonderful. Thank you for dedicating your life to telling this story that is The Walking Dead. We love you!! (tell me why I have Melissa McBride’s hat on in this 🤦🏾♀️😂)
Michael Cudlitz ||
Emily Kinney || Found this blurry but beautiful pic of Andy, me, and @gnicotero at the Saturn Awards awhile back. ❤️💛❤️ Congrats Andy! So proud to have gotten to learn from you and to work with you and the whole crew
Jake Garber || Just going to throw these out there today. One of the greats
Pollyanna McIntosh || Love this man. Love this crew. Love you fans. ✌️❤️ My last moment of episode 9 with the Clutterbuck. What a total gent, sweetheart, inspiration and brave one. Hasn’t he given us a lot?!
Jeffrey Dean Morgan || Ain’t no words. ❤️
Alanna Masterson || Mother Goose. 👫
Norman Reedus ||
My brother right here. Tonight’s episode 🔥🔥🔥
Corey Reed || This was taken right after the last scene I shot with Andy Lincoln. After five seasons of having the pleasure of working with him, I had mixed feelings. Happy he soon would be with his wife and children full time, as a husband and father myself, we bonded over the hardship of being away. But wow, would I miss him. So would our entire cast & crew. Because Andy Lincoln’s a leader. Our leader. Our Rick Grimes.
He was the first person to welcome me to the show when I arrived on set. As he does with many others. He takes the time to make you feel part of the family. Because to him that’s what it is. He knows making a great TV show is not a Ricktatorship, it’s a collaboration, and no one exemplifies that more than Andy. Despite the trappings of being the face of one of the biggest shows on TV, Andy considers himself just one of us. The smiling, sweating, howling, fast running, blood covered, bad singing, member of our company.
And when it comes to the work, he’s a consummate professional, wanting nothing more than to make the best show we can. To care as deeply as he does, and be utterly open and generous with a cast of dozens, a crew of hundreds, while shooting an almost impossible schedule, dealing with Georgia heat, and delivering a world class performance, is all any show could want from the name at the top of the callsheet. Ask anyone who’s been a part of this show and they’ll tell you the same. There’s a reason we call it #TWDfamily and it all starts with Andy, and continues to this day. We’ve moved on from Rick Grimes, but we cannot from Andy Lincoln. His person may be in the UK, but his spirit will always be alive and well on set of #TheWalkingDead #twd
For me, this job, what I do, I strive for authenticity. Not just for the movie watchers but for people who the story is about. Some of the best relationships I’ve made in my career are with those people filmmakers bring on board, to teach you the tricks of the trade. There are cops in LA that I’m still super close with, a best friend who’s a Navy seal who I worked with. When somebody opens up their life like that, it’s unbelievably humbling.