Lauren Cohan may be leaving 'Walking Dead' after booking new ABC pilot


Cohan reportedly wanted her salary to be closer to her male co-stars, Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus, but AMC was unwilling to meet her demands.

However, if ABC decides to pass on the pilot altogether, Cohan would technically be free to sign a new contract for The Walking Dead covering Season 9 and beyond.

Lauren Cohan, 36, might be following in the footsteps of Sonequa Martin Green and Chandler Riggs before The Walking Dead's eighth season comes to an end. Instead, they countered with a raise that didn't quite cut it for Cohen, and the actress rejected it, even making herself available for pilot season and fielding offers from other networks.

Lauren Cohan's role in the ninth season of "Walking Dead" is still unclear.

On the contrary, however, other leads point out that AMC has most "aggressive offers" to re-sign Cohan for Season Nine. While HollywoodLife can confirm that Lauren has booked the ABC pilot Whiskey Cavalier, we do not have confirmation regarding the salary negotiations with AMC.

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The move by Cohan and company might be a bold power play to up AMC's offers for the actress' next contract.

The second half of season eight begins Sunday. Alternatively, Whiskey Cavalier might not be picked up to series and AMC would re-gain any upper hand in the negotiations and Cohan would still have the choice of whether or not she wishes to return. Cohan will play the female lead opposite Scandal's Scott Foley.

Written by Hemingson, Whiskey Cavalier, from WBTV and Lawrence's studio-based Doozer Prods., follows the adventures of Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) - played by Foley - who, following an emotional break-up, is assigned to work with quick, cunning and completely fearless Central Intelligence Agency operative Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge (codename: Fiery Tribune) - played by Cohan.

The show is being written by Dave Hemingson.