This season isn't the last we'll see of Lincoln as his iconic character Rick Grimes. "The story of Rick will go on in films," says The Walking Dead chief content officer Scott M. Gimple of plans to make three big-budget feature-length movies "Right now, we're working on three but there's flexibility in that. … Over the next several years, we're going to be doing specials, new series are quite a possibility, high-quality digital content and then some content that defies description at the moment. We're going to dig into the past and see old characters. We're going to introduce new characters and new situations." Gimple says he and Lincoln have been talking with Lincoln about doing the movies since Season 4. "Rick Grimes is an amazing character and Andy has done an amazing performance. There were story ideas brewing that, as the years went on, seemed very compatible with continuing to tell the Rick story in another format that would allow him time with his family," says Gimple.