AMC’s The Walking Dead is coming to an end, but its final farewell comes with an extended season 11 as well as another spin-off series focused on two of the show’s most popular characters.
The final season will stretch over a period of two years and will consist of a total of 24 episodes leading to a series finale in 2022.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the finale will set up a brand new spin-off series that will focus on Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride). The not-yet-titled series will launch in 2023. In addition, the network has announced it is developing another series inside the world of The Walking Dead titled Tales of the Walking Dead, an anthology based on characters and their backstories dealing with the zombie apocalypse.
The series already spawned two spin-offs: Fear the Walking Dead and two-season limited series The Walking Dead: World Beyond.
THR quoted showrunner Angela Kang saying:
“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.”
The Walking Dead undoubtedly made television history. Few horror fans, myself included, thought an extended series about a zombie outbreak could work, but somehow AMC was able to keep the series going by telling compelling stories inspired by Robert Kirkman’s graphic novels.
In its own way, this is the end of an era.
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