The English/American talent, 36, just landed a leading role on the ABC pilot Whiskey Cavalier and has yet to lock down a contract for TWD season nine, strongly suggesting the star might not return to the post-apocalyptic series.
The 35-year-old actress, who has played Maggie Greene since series two of the show, has been involved in a pay gap dispute with AMC over the past month.
Lauren has reportedly been highly in-demand this pilot season as she weighs her future in the zombie apocalypse.
Foely stars as Whiskey, while Cohan will take on the role of Frankie, the quick, cunning and completely fearless Central Intelligence Agency operative who finds herself tasked with taking out the same target Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Will Chase (Foley) is assigned to protect.
There have been rumours that Maggie would be leaving after The Walking Dead season eight. "These things do happen in TV", he said.
Frankie will be played by Lauren, meaning she may no longer have time to film the series.
Former executive producer Scott Gimple hinted that the discussions may not go in Lauren's favour, and fans may have to let go. So yeah, hopefully, it all works out, ' the TV creator added.
But if Whiskey Cavalier doesn't get picked up to series, Lauren could stick with playing Maggie on The Walking Dead.
She rules the Hilltop and remains one of Rick's most-trusted allies.
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What with the death of Carl too - who ends up taking over his father's leadership role with the Alexandrians in the comics - season nine of the FOX show could see a very different landscape altogether.
According to Deadline, pay equity came up early in the negotiations but was not "a make-or-break requirement" for the actress to come back for another season; after all, she joined the show in Season 2, unlike Lincoln and Reedus who have been with it since the beginning.