AMC's The Walking Dead Season 9 could adapt "A New Beginning" plotline

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Jun 3, 2018, 5:30 PM EDT

Walking Dead fans could use some positive news with the roller coaster of emotions they have had to endure over the last week. With the series star, Andrew Lincoln exiting the show after the ninth season—it's hard to tell where the story can go without the central star of the television show and comic book, Rick Grimes. 

The Walking Dead‘s Instagram account shared a snapshot of the season nine crew hat with a small tag that reads "Welcome to season 9! Here's to a great year ahead and "A New Beginning." - Angela Kang." The picture also had three Shushing Face emoji above the maroon embodied hat. We Got This Covered got a screenshot of the Instagram post before it was removed from show's profile.

In the black and white comic, A New Beginning takes place two years after All Out War with Negan's Saviors, ana new group of survivors is introduced to the series. The source material stars Grimes and Lauren Cohan's character Maggie—Cohan is contractually obligated to six episodes due to star in ABC's Whiskey Cavalier—it's interesting to see what Kang and the writers will do in this next season sans critical roles.

The show has survived many cast members departures. But with the possibility of fan favorite Norman Reedus taking center stage and a look back at Negan's origin story, it doesn't look like AMC's Walking Dead shows any signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Are you excited for "A New Beginning," or do you think all is lost?