The Walking Dead series will be officially reaching its end after a giant-sized 24 episode 11th season.
Starting in 2010, the premiere of TWD quickly turned the show into a global phenomenon garnering millions of viewers and spawning multiple spinoff series with it’s post apocalyptic world overrun by zombies and focus on human drama. Now, with an extra long 11th and final season that is set to begin in 2021 and run into the beginning of 2022, the flagship AMC series is set to come to a close.
“It’s been ten years gone bye; what lies ahead are two more to come and stories and stories to tell beyond that,” The Walking Dead CCO Scott Gimple said. “What’s clear is that this show has been about the living, made by a passionate cast, team of writer/producers, producers, and crew, bringing to life the vision put forth by Robert Kirkman in his brilliant comic — and supported by the best fans in the world. We have a lot of thrilling story left to tell on TWD, and then, this end will be a beginning of more Walking Dead — brand new stories and characters, familiar faces and places, new voices, and new mythologies. This will be a grand finale that will lead to new premieres. Evolution is upon us. The Walking Dead lives.”
What does Gimple mean by TWD lives, exactly? Well, when the series finally reaches its end they have already announced a pair of new spinoffs ready to fill the void. The first will be a Carol/Daryl series staring Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon and Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier with current TWD showrunner Angela Kang running the show. The second will be a Tales from The Walking Dead anthology series focused on different characters each episode exploring different areas of TWD universe.
“I look forward to digging in with our brilliant writers, producers, directors, cast and crew to bring this epic final chapter of Robert Kirkman’s story to life for our fans over the next two years,” Kang said. “The Walking Dead flagship series has been my creative home for a decade and so it’s bittersweet to bring it to an end, but I could not be more excited to be working with Scott Gimple and AMC to develop a new series for Daryl and Carol. Working with Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride has been a highlight of my career and I’m thrilled that we get to keep telling stories together.”
While there are rumors of other projects in the works, there has been no other confirmation as of yet. The Walking Dead Season 10 is set to return October 4th with the spinoff series TWD: World Beyond following in October. Then, fans can get ready for more episodes of Fear the Walking Dead as it kicks off Season 6 on October 11th. And don’t forget, we still have TWD movies staring Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes to look forward to!
Check out an extended look at The Walking Dead Season 10 finale set to air on October 4th below!
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