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The Walking Dead to end with Season 11

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The Walking Dead will officially conclude with Season 11, AMC has confirmed.

The zombie horror series, which has been a smash hit since it launched years ago, has spawned an expanding undead universe of spin-offs, sequels, prequels and more. It’s only fitting, then, that Season 11 should also be expanded, with the show’s final run set to span 24 episodes over two years.

These will follow Season 10’s additional six episodes, which will air early in 2021 – and what would have been the finale of Season 10, which will air this October. That means that, in total, there are still 30 more episodes after this year for fans to look forward to.

But this is not the last time we will see the characters from the series: a spin-off has also been greenlit focusing on fan favourites Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride). This spin-off show will premiere in 2023 and be run by current The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang, who co-created the series with Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe.

AMC is also working with Gimple to develop a new Tales of the Walking Dead series, an episodic anthology with individual episodes or arcs of episodes focused on new or existing characters, back-stories or other stand-alone experiences. A number of other new projects grounded in The Walking Dead Universe are also in the pipeline.

“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. “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.”

“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,” added Kang. “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.”

“This show changed my life and career and everyone involved has truly been a family for me over the last decade,” commented Reedus. “I’m thankful for AMC’s love and support and know there’s so much more story to tell and so much more to bring the best fans in the world. Daryl’s relationship with Carol has always been my favorite relationship on the show (sorry Rick). I love the way these characters interact and relate to each other on so many levels and can’t wait to see where their ride goes from here.”

The “finale” of Season 10 – A Certain Doom – will air at 9pm on FOX UK on Monday 5th October, within 24 hours of its US broadcast.

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