Lauren Cohan Tapped to Star in ABC Pilot 'Whiskey Cavalier' - Leaving 'The Walking Dead'?

It may be bad news for 'The Walking Dead' fans since it may put the future of Lauren, who hasn't closed a deal for her to return for season 9, on the hit AMC series up in the air.

AceShowbiz - It seems like things don't go well for "The Walking Dead" fans who want to see more of %cLauren Cohan%'s Maggie Greene. Lauren, who is reportedly in the middle of negotiations with AMC over her salary on the zombie apocalypse series, has booked the lead role in ABC drama pilot titled "Whiskey Cavalier".

In the pilot, Lauren will star opposite "Scandal" star %cScott Foley%. Lauren is set to play a character named Frankie, while Scott will portray Whiskey.

Executive produced by Dave Hemingson, the series is described as a high-octane hour-long action dramedy that follows the adventures of tough but tender FBI super agent Will Chase (codename: "Whiskey Cavalier") who, following an emotional breakup, is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge (codename: "Fiery Tribune"). Together, they lead an interagency team of flawed, funny, heroic spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics.

In addition to starring, Scott serves as producer. Dave Hemingson writes the script and exec produces the Warner Bros. Television pilot alongside Doozer Productions' Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold and Peter Atencio, the latter of whom will direct the pilot.

Should "Whiskey Cavalier" move forward, people may wonder if Lauren won't reprise her role in season 9 of "The Walking Dead". However, Deadline states that her deal allows the actress potentially to return to "The Walking Dead", reprising her role as Maggie on a recurring basis.

It came after report suggested that Lauren and her team had been seeking salary parity with her male co-stars, including %cAndrew Lincoln% and %cNorman Reedus%, who are paid significantly higher than the female actresses. The network reportedly offered a "modest salary increase" alongside a long-term contract which Lauren rejected. AMC allegedly didn't make an attempt to follow up with a new proposition.

While season 9 had been renewed by AMC, Lauren hasn't closed a deal with the network which puts her future on "The Walking Dead" up in the air.

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