The Walking Dead‘s Maggie Rhee is one of the show’s most popular characters. With her surprising return in the show’s recent episode, fans are speculating what the future holds for Lauren Cohan and her involvement in the franchise. Well, Cohan herself has recently spoken about the possibility of returning for even more zombie-killing adventures, and this time, she would be headlining the whole shindig.
Cohan spoke with Entertainment Weekly about what’s in store for The Walking Dead‘s Maggie Rhee and the subject of a spinoff focusing on the character came up in conversation. Surprisingly, Cohan actually confirmed the possibility of such a show. “I know that there are murmurings of an extended story with Maggie when the official mothership is done,” said Cohan. Exactly how substantial that possible spinoff could be remains to be seen.
It should be stated that this is not the first time we have heard rumblings about a show that would focus on The Walking Dead‘s Maggie Rhee. We Got This Covered actually reported the possibility of a Maggie-centric spinoff back in April. It sounds like the powers-that-be recognize the appeal fans have for the character and want to capitalize on it in some way. Her return in the recent episode has certainly become a talking point, and the series has needed one of those for a while.
There is no denying that The Walking Dead‘s Maggie Rhee has maintained a loyal following in the show’s fanbase. She consistently brought up as one of the best members of the always-growing ensemble of actors. Lauren Cohan has brought an incredible amount of depth to the role and has remained as compelling as ever. It isn’t hard to see her spearheading a solo series, even if it ended up being a limited-run series. Fans would love nothing more than to have more of Maggie after her being gone from the series for so long.
A lot of the possibility for The Walking Dead‘s Maggie Rhee to get her own spinoff will likely depend on how the rest of the franchise pans out from this point. Fear the Walking Dead is currently in the midst of its sixth season, and the franchise has just premiered another spinoff, The Walking Dead: World Beyond. If viewership and engagement stay strong enough for these shows, it might give Lauren Cohan a better shot at getting her spinoff.
Regardless, we are just happy that The Walking Dead‘s Maggie Rhee is back on the playing field. She’s one of the series’ best assets and the people behind the franchise would be smart to consider featuring her even more prominently in the future. If this possible spinoff is something that is genuinely in the works, we hope the best for Lauren Cohan. After everything her character has had to suffer throughout the show’s run, she could use some time in the spotlight and more than a little revenge. We certainly can’t wait to see what happens when she reunites with Negan.