The Walking Dead, one of the most famous and beloved horror television series, are coming up to their own armageddon. After 10 incredible, frustrating, violent, beloved seasons, AMC announced that the zombie apocalypse will end after an expanded 11th season and will end in 2022.
“It’s been ten years ‘gone bye;’ what lies ahead are two more to come and stories and stories to tell beyond that,” chief content officer of “The Walking Dead” universe Scott M. Gimple said in a press release. “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.”
Longtime fans of the show will be especially concerned with the fate of Daryl and Carol, played by Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride. They will receive their own spinoff slated for 2023. The spinoff will be helmed by current “The Walking Dead” showrunner Angela Kang and Gimple.
“I feel incredibly honored to be a part of ‘The Walking Dead.’ This show changed my life and career and everyone involved has truly been a family for me over the last decade. 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),” Reedus said. “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.”
In addition, Gimple is working on an episodic series set in the universe of the zombie apocalypse called “Tales of the Walking Dead” that will feature one-off episodes and stories that take place within the same horrid apocalypse fans have come to know and love.