Looks like AMC called actress Lauren Cohan’s bluff about pay disparity on the Walking Dead. Cohan, whose contract is up after this season, said she would only return if she got a pay increase. She said the pay disparity between the men and women on the Walking Dead is staggering. Now word has come out that Cohan has landed a lead role on an upcoming ABC pilot, Whiskey Cavalier. Cohan is rumored to have emerged as the most in-demand actress this pilot season.
With no word on a contract extension after this season, the popular AMC show could anger fans once again by breaking with the book and killing off Cohan’s character Maggie. The pay disparity is said to be too big as Cohan remains frustrated with AMC’s continuous low ball offers to resign her for season nine.
Written by Dave Hemingson, Whiskey Cavalier, from WBTV and Bill Lawrence’s studio-based Doozer Prods., follows the adventures of FBI agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) — played by Scott Foley — who, following an emotional break-up, is assigned to work with quick, cunning and completely fearless CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: Fiery Tribune) — played by Cohan. Together, they lead an interagency team of spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance, and office politics.
Hemingson executive produces alongside Doozer’s Lawrence and Jeff Ingold; Foley is a producer.