Michonne entered the show equipped with two chained-up walkers in season three in 2012, and has been a series regular ever since.
Add to that her burgeoning playwriting career, where she has been winning awards and acclaim.
This would mark another big loss for the show, which has seen its ratings slip in recent seasons.
According to the report, the "Black Panther" star and playwright will pop up in what they're calling "a limited capacity - described as only a handful of episodes" for her final season.
Recently, those rumors began to pick up steam as it appeared that the Marvel Cinematic Universe would conflict with Danai Gurira's schedule on the AMC series. I'll always be a fan and watch any and all of her other movies and shows.
Lincoln played show protagonist Rick Grimes since the pilot episode in 2010, but departed in the first half of the current season which ends in March. The announcement of her departure strikes another massive blow to the hit series after Andrew Lincoln left late previous year.
"We really want her to stay", he said. We love Danai; we love that character. "We really want her to stay. The goal is to have Danai continue on whatever basis she can make work, given the other things that she has going on in her life".
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