The Walking Dead season 8

Lauren Cohan’s role in the ninth season of “Walking Dead” is still unclear

Lauren Cohan’s role in the ninth season of “Walking Dead” is still unclear

As she will be free of her contract soon, there is nothing to stop Cohan from starring in a new TV pilot (she's said to be fielding several offers) or jumping ship to a pre-existing show.

A new report claims that Lauren Cohan has signed on to lead a new series after "battling" with AMC over her season nine salary.

It's unclear right now what this news means for Cohan's future on the longrunning zom-dram, though The Hollywood Reporter says that Cohan has been actively looking for a new job while she negotiates with AMC over her season nine salary.

However, if ABC decides to pass on the pilot altogether, Cohan would technically be free to sign a new contract for The Walking Dead covering Season 9 and beyond. Multiple sources told Deadline sister site TVLine that the actress was in active negotiations with the network to extend her time on the series, so it's not time to panic about all those pilot offers-yet. As previously reported, even Robert started talking about the possibility that the show's lead character, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), might be preparing to leave, too.

The move by Cohan and company might be a bold power play to up AMC's offers for the actress' next contract. For starters, there's no guarantee that Whiskey Cavalier will be ordered to series. Alternatively, Whiskey Cavalier might not be picked up to series and AMC would re-gain any upper hand in the negotiations and Cohan would still have the choice of whether or not she wishes to return.

Written by Dave Hemingson (Kitchen Confidential, Don't Trust the B***** in Apartment 23), Whiskey Cavalier follows the adventures of Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Will Chase (Foley) who, after an emotional break-up, is paired with a quick and fearless Central Intelligence Agency operative named Frankie Trowbridge (Cohan). Cohan, as "Frankie" Trowbridge, will star alongside Scandal star Scott Foley's Will Chase.

There have been rumours that Maggie would be leaving after The Walking Dead season eight.

Dave Hemingson penned the script and exec produces the Warner Bros.

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