Losing Glenn to Negan's barbed wire baseball bat was definitely a devastating blow to Maggie on AMC's The Walking Dead, but that setback in her love life hasn't stopped her from taking a formidable leadership position on the show, particularly in the revolution against Negan and the Saviors.
“I’m incredibly hopeful," showrunner Scott Gimple told TVLine about Cohan re-signing with the show. Still, he's not naive and also broached the idea that people leave television shows all the time for a multitude of reasons, but that Cohan is still in talks to return.
It would be a real shame to kill off or recast such a crucial character after a major season, which featured important development for Maggie. Based on Gimple's thoughts, things are looking good for her return. Not to mention the fact that her comic counterpart plays a key role in events for years to come.
"Lauren is an actor who has such intuition and such power,” he continued. “So yeah, hopefully, it all works out.”