The Walking Dead To End With An Extended Season 11

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The day that The Walking Dead fans have been dreading has been announced, The show will end after Season 11.

To be honest TWD fans have known for a past few years the end was nigh. AMC have confirmed Season 11 will be the final season but not your usual 16 episodes but an extended 24 episode season. A season which will stretch over 2 years, starting first in 2021 ending in 2022.

This format AMC has used before for one of their previous shows Mad Men and Breaking Bad. It’s a format that worked and in a way makes the final season feel like 2 shorter seasons.

Off course the current Global Pandemic delayed the ending of the current season 10’s finale episode (16). For months fans waited anxiously to find out when that episode would finally air. All was revealed at July’s Comic-Con San Diego online revealing 4th October for USA and 5th October in the UK. We also learned that that episode will no longer be the finale with 4 extra episodes to be filmed and shown early 2021 with Season 11 starting October 2021.

Pardon the expression , it’s not all doom and gloom for The Walking Dead. There will be another spin off show confirmed set to launch in 2023 and it seems that show will be all about an favourites Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melisa McBride). When this show will be set (post or pre finale season) we don’t know at this stage.

The Walking Dead Content chief Scott Gimple did say a while back when Fear The Walking Dead, they had plans to expand the shows universe. Next month also sees the launch of The Walking Dead: World Beyond limited series, alongside a new anthology series in development. Tales Of The Walking Dead looks like will focus on characters of new and old. They will be one off episodes that will take place during the main shows universe.

There is also those Rick Grimes films for the big screen mean’t to be still in the works. Not much is known about the films or if the films are now just film.

It’s been ten years ‘gone bye;’ what lies ahead are two more to come and stories and stories to tell beyond that,” said Gimple (the show debuted on Halloween 2010).

Showrunner Angela Kang commented “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. 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.”

Though this news might be disappointing , there’s every possibility the spin-offs will keep The Walking Dead Legacy running for another 10 years or more. Will The Fear The Walking Dead become the main show or will that series end soon too?

Source: Deadline