The Walking Dead: Could Maggie spin-off tie together why she left Hilltop?

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

The Walking Dead: Lauren Cohan talks about a possible Maggie spin-off. Her story may continue in season 10. Could the spin-off crossover like with Morgan in Fear TWD?

The Walking Dead  mid-season nine premiere will commence this Sunday and you might be interested to know that Lauren Cohan talked about a possible spin-off show involving her character, according to Deadline Hollywood. She’s done it long enough and apparently thinks she’s capable of trucking it along.

It seems to be Lauren’s calling to continue with the franchise as she figured it’d be best for her to “listen to your inner guidance.” Andrew Lincoln left the series and apparently has signed on for three films dedicated to the franchise.

It is interesting how the main show is now branching off in different directions, a seed that had been planted with the original series that’s now gradually branching outward. I am starting to see the practically natural process of it all being highly organic as the storytelling unfolds and a world being built.

I can compare this to seeds because the mapping of the franchise seems very organic, as it seems it’s the characters’ life choices that spin-off new shows. Morgan left the show in season eight because his mental state was deteriorating, regardless of Alexandria’s victory over the Saviors.

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Compared to Morgan’s departure, Maggies’ had two points of interests in the series (two seeds). First was Georgie’s appearance, a leader from a yet-to-be known community. Second, Maggie had left Alexandria with her baby Hershel to join Georgie in episode five of season nine. Since a few years have past, I can’t help but wonder what was going through Maggie’s head when she saw Negan’s state of mind, which could have possibly been the catalyst that sent her fleeing.

Since The Walking Dead is well-known for its flashbacks, individual story arcs and narratives, I would gather that the Maggie spin-off could very well flashback to a point that picked up after the events of season nine’s fifth episode. This could explain the caustic attitudes between Alexandria and Hilltop.

On the other hand, a few weeks ago showrunner Angela Kang said she’d been in talks with Cohan. She’s hopeful to continue Maggie’s story in season 10 and has been in contact with the actress. Kang had said, “Georgie’s group is definitely out there in world doing some stuff, and I have some notion of what they’re up to”, according to Fan Fest. Now Cohan had this to say regarding a possible Maggie spin-off.

"“There may have been some conversations but everything is so early days ambiguous.. we’ll have to see what happens”."

This got me thinking that the  previous showrunner story with Kang may have or may have not been the Maggie series they’d been planning. It also made me think that they’ll fill in the gaps of what led to Maggie’s departure in BOTH the spin-off and season 10 of the series. Perhaps they’ll do it in another crossover format like they did when they introduced Morgan to Fear The Walking Dead.

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The Walking Dead season 9 mid-season premieres this Sunday, February 10. This does give you some time to think about Maggie’s story, but what kind of approach do you think the studios will take to fill in the gaps regarding Maggie’s departure? Was it in haste, was it in anger, or was it methodically calculated?