The Walking Dead Lumbers To Final 11th Season, Two Spin-Offs In The Works

You know you’re old when you’ve been watching The Walking Dead since 2010. The live-action adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s post-apocalyptic zombie comic book series by AMC has become iconic ever since its premiere. But all good things come to an end, as it was announced that the show will end with its 11th season.

Variety reports that Season 11 was supposed to air this year, but was ultimately pushed back to premiere in late 2021 due to the global pandemic. It will be the show’s biggest-ever season, with a whopping 24 episodes – topping the 22 ordered for the current Season 10.

As is the case with every TWD season, Season 11 will be split into two parts, with 12 episodes running in 2021 and the final 12 premiering in 2022 (that’s if production doesn’t get delayed again).

Speaking of which, 6 episodes remain unaired for Season 10, but again were delayed due to COVID-19, and so have been slated to be shot and aired in early 2021 instead. That’s a total of 30 more episodes for TWD. What a nice clean number to end the series on.

While the main narrative for The Walking Dead may come to a close, fans of the series will be thrilled to know that the show’s legacy lives on in the form of two spinoff series. The first of which will star everybody’s favourite on-screen zombie-slaying couple: Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride). At present, the yet-to-be-named series has only the duo under its cast list, and is slated to premiere sometime in 2023.

From left: Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride)

The other series, Tales of the Walking Dead, will be an anthology series featuring standalone episodes or arcs of new and existing characters, alive or dead. While details about this show remains hazy, one could only fawn at the thought of seeing origin stories or solo episodes of the likes of Negan, or even *gasp* Shane.

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