Along with last night’s finale of season 10 of The Walking Dead, AMC has announced the premiere date for the series’ 11th and final season. On August 22, 2021, the show that’s taken us through the zombie apocalypse in ways no one ever quite expected will begin its final run.
The announcement came with a short teaser hinting at what is to come for the series.
According to Deadline, the final season will contain 24 episodes, a record for the series which just completed an extended 10th season of 22 episodes. They went on to quote showrunner Angela Kang saying:
“Coming off of the six additional episodes for Season 10, which focused on smaller, character-driven stories, we’re excited to kick off Season 11 bigger than ever. The stakes will be high – we’ll see more zombies, tons of action, intriguing new stories, never-before-seen locations and our groups together in one community for the first time, trying to rebuild what the Whisperers took from them.”
The final season of The Walking Dead will run well into 2022 consisting of three blocks of eight episodes each. Further, the production has planned for every contingency in hopes of avoiding the delays that ravaged the show during last season. The series, like so many, was hit hard with the coronavirus lockdown, but they have new protocols in place to protect their crew in front of and behind the camera while still moving forward.
With multiple spin-off series, including an as yet untitled new entry that will focus on Daryl and Carol, this universe still has potential new stories in the works that could see new shows for years to come.
Will you be watching the final season of The Walking Dead? Are you excited to see its conclusion? Let us know what you think in the comments below, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for the series return on August 22, 2021!