So Robert Kirkman said in a interview at comic-con Andrew Lincoln will leave the show this year. Very interested in the Talking Dead panel. Considering Daryl and Carol were originally going to be zombie chow along with Michonne they will form a new big three. IMO the show needs some major changes,the comic could use some of the same. The first one hundred issues and six seasons of the show are the best zombie tales I've have ever read. In both the coming of Negan signaled the best days were behind in the franchise. Maybe they should recast Maggie rather kill her off since some of her most important role and plot areas are coming up. Carol could step in to pick up those as well. Jeez-Negan will become more important than the comic.
So AMC has decided to reinstate Hardwich. Hope that is the end of the story.