Fans who were hoping to see Maggie give birth on The Walking Dead might be in for a little disappointment. Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has been pregnant with Glenn’s (Steven Yeun) baby since Season 6 and it doesn’t sound like she’s going to reach the end of her term any time soon.
According to Express, executive producer Scott M. Gimple revealed that Maggie will not have the baby in Season 8, despite the expected time jump. A recent preview clip for the new season showed a gray haired Rick (Andrew Lincoln), hinting that the show will jump forward quite a bit this year.
This is actually in line with the comics, though the time jump on paper took place after the war with Negan.
“Maggie’s baby will not be born in season eight. But anything’s possible,” Gimple shared.
Gimple’s comments could be interpreted several different ways. For starters, there’s a possibility that Maggie’s birth will simply be postponed until Season 9.
This would mean that Maggie and Glenn’s child will not be born until after the Negan situation is over. That said, there’s also the chance that the birth will not be shown at all. The jump in time could fast forward things until Maggie’s kid is over a year old and skip the birth entirely.
Whatever ends up happening, at least we can count on Maggie making it out alive for one more season. At the beginning of Season 7, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) beat Glenn to death with his baseball bat, leaving a pregnant Maggie to raise the baby by herself.
Speaking of deaths, Walking Dead star Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes) recently teased that a lot of characters will meet their ends in Season 8.
The actor explained how the goal of Season 7 was to unite everyone against Negan and get them to rebel. With all the groups finally ready to take Negan out, Riggs promised a lot of action, killing, and, of course, plenty of Negan.
He did not comment on the rumors surrounding Maggie’s pregnancy or what will become of Negan moving forward. The new season of The Walking Dead is scheduled to premiere on AMC on October 22.