The Walking Dead season 7 may not be hitting its usual high ratings but this season is by far the most shocking among all the seasons. And to be fair, it is hard to keep the ratings as high as it was, considering that it has been on air for seven years now. The successful AMC series is still constantly in the headlines because of its very compelling and shocking storyline. However, this time, the most read headline regarding it is about a main character possibly leaving the series.
Is Chandler Riggs leaving The Walking Dead?
It is quite astonishing to see Chandler Riggs grow up in front of the viewers’ eyes. When the AMC worldwide hit zombie series started, he was just a young boy portraying a child being protected by his parents. Now, he not only can protect himself but helps protect everyone in their group as well. Rick Grimes has been through a lot in the series but he will definitely lose his mind if his son Carl will end up dead at the end of The Walking Dead season 7. Fans actually were able to see what could possibly happen during the premiere of the current season.
Rumors about Chandler Riggs leaving the show started when his father posted on Facebook what seems to be like a thankful goodbye after his 7-year contract ended. According to a report by Independent, William Riggs posted on Facebook “7-year contract completed! Grateful to AMC, Cast & Crew, TWD fan base and especially Chandler for always being 100% dedicated.”
The speculation even grew bigger when it was made known that Chandler was about to go to college. The 17 year old actor said that he would also like to live like a normal teenager going to college and playing video games. He did say though that he hopes working as Carl Grimes in The Walking Dead and being normal can work out. But he also remained silent when asked if he renewed his contract, saying, “I can’t answer that.”
Some people also say that Chandler Riggs will be killed off at the end of The Walking Dead season 7 to spike up the ratings. According to a report by Screener, the decrease in ratings was because a lot of the viewers went to another big hit TV series, Westworld.