Feels like an era is coming to an end. The Walking Dead that started ten years back post-apocalyptic horror television series will now come to an end with season 11. AMC confirmed that the show will conclude with the eleventh season, covering 24 episodes over a two-year broadcast period. The first 12 instalments for season 11 will air next year. The other 12 will probably be available to watch in 2022. But this won’t be the end of it. Get ready for a spinoff series involving the characters of Daryl and Carol to start airing in 2023.
The Walking Dead Season 11 was renewed on October 5, 2019, at York Comic Con, just prior to the tenth-season premiere. Although the pre-production was halted and the filming was delayed for three to four weeks because of the global pandemic in March 2020.
So, after announcing the additional six episodes for season 10, we got to know that season 11, which was planned to premiere in October 2020, will not be possible anymore.
With respect to the show coming to an end, writer and producer Scott M Gimple said: “What’s clear is that this show has been about the living, made by a passionate cast, the 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. This will be a grand finale that will lead to new premieres. Evolution is upon us. The Walking Dead lives.”
The 10 year-long series has also spawned various spin-offs which include The post-apocalyptic horror series has already spawned various spin-offs, including Fear The Walking Dead and Chris Hardwick’s Talking Dead.
Talking Dead screens guests who discuss episodes of The Walking Dead. So after season 11 of the show, there won’t be a lack of The Walking Dead stories in the form of spin-offs. The cable network has already ordered two new ones.
New reports suggest one titled The Walking Dead: The World Beyond will focus on the fan-favourite characters Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) and premiere in 2023. A new anthology series is also expected which will delve into the backstories of familiar characters. This will be called the Tales of the Walking Dead. It could bring back some of the characters that were killed in the main plot
The show makers also announced in 2018 that they will be making a theatrical trilogy following the arc of Rick Grimes starring Andrew Lincoln. The teaser trailer was released for the movies during last year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Chief Content Officer for The Walking Dead franchise says that “It’s been 10 years ‘gone bye;’ what lies ahead are two more to come and stories and stories to tell beyond that, What’s clear is that this show has been about the living, made by a passionate cast, the 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.” He continued, “We have a lot of thrilling stories 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.”
The final issue of the comic book by Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard was something fans had never expected. The final issue full of stealth came as a surprise when we realized that the series was over only after reading the final issue. All we hope for is that the ending of this tv series will be on par with the former
The Walking Dead is scheduled to return to AMC with season 10 on 4th of October. It was earlier delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bonus six episodes which were announced in July will now bring season 10 due to a close in early 2021. Subsequently, season 11 will follow in late 2021 and 2022. The filming for The Walking Dead season 11 hasn’t kicked off yet. Therefore, it won’t be arriving anytime soon given the fact that the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t proved to be very good for tv and film productions. Since all the previous seasons of the show were aired in the month of Halloween, looks like the tradition will be broken this year.
Talking about who is going to be featured in it is almost impossible to predict. Given the Zombie universe, it is not so easy to survive. Although, one character that fans will get to see on screen for sure is Lauren Cohan. She has been on the show since season 9 and will reprise her role as a series regular in season eleven. In a recent appearance at New York, Comic Con Cohan described the news as “completely surreal”.
Unfortunately, one series veteran that won’t be returning is Danai Gurira. After giving a nine-season performance, she finally called it quits in season 10. It is highly unlikely that she’ll return for season 11.
Fans are also convinced that Cooper Andrews, who portrays Jerry, will not be back for season 11. These assumptions are based on the fact that he was seen with his beard shaved off.
Denise Huth, executive producer of The Walking Dead has informed that characters will die in the season ten finale. This means that one or two people definitely won’t return for The Walking Dead season 11.
With respect to the setting of The Walking Dead season 11, Kang told the Deadline that there “will be some more urban feel” to the next chapter. She also hinted at
In terms of setting, Kang told Deadline that “a little more of Negan and Darryl in episode 16, and it becomes part of the story even beyond that”, adding: “It’s a little complicated between them. You know, I think Darryl has his moments where he’s still not sure, but he can’t deny Negan has undeniably done some good things for the group, like infiltrating the Whisperers and killing Alpha. So, it’s something that we’ve really been enjoying doing, putting together some of these characters who were on the opposite sides of the line from each other for so many years.”
Check out the trailer for the new spin-off The Walking Dead below: