The Lauren Cohan contract crisis on The Walking Dead has not gotten any better as of late. As a matter of fact, we may actually be at this point past the point of no return. Cohan has already booked a new pilot in Whiskey Cavalier and so long as that sticks, it looks like her time as a major part of the AMC series could be done. She could still appear in a handful of episodes a season, but the two schedules could be in conflict with each other.
One of the larger problems at the moment just seems to be this: An obvious dispute between the network, the studio, and Cohan over her pay. Reports are that she is seeking a raise closer to her co-stars Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus. There was confidence at one point that a deal would get done, but that was admittedly a little while ago and there’s no guarantee as of now that we will see anything worked out.
What is interesting to point out at present is simply this: Cohan getting the utmost support from one of her fellow colleagues in Khary Payton. In a new post over on Instagram, Payton made his message on the subject of Cohan’s status loud and clear. He wants to see her paid; meanwhile, so do we. What we don’t quite understand fully is this: The Walking Dead is one of the most profitable franchises in all of television. With that in mind, why wouldn’t the people over at AMC be a little more eager in order to get a deal done? Shouldn’t that just be top priority for them? It feels like it should.
Given that the new season of The Walking Dead will start filming later this spring, time is starting to run out when it comes to wanting to ensure a deal gets done.
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