The Walking Dead’s season 11 will be the last, but two spin-offs will follow it.
The show, which premiered in 2010 and became one of the most-watched series on television, will be ending with an “expanded two-year 11th season that will span 24 episodes,” AMC has announced.
The two-year contract doesn’t simply mean we have two seasons of the show before it ends; it means there’s much more of Walking Dead to come. AMC has confirmed that there will be 30 more episodes before the series comes to an end with six additional season 10 episodes set to run early next year, a full season 11 which will air in 2022, as well as a yet-to-be-titled spin-off starring Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride- who play fan-favorite characters Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier- coming in 2023.
But that’s not all. In addition to the spin-off described officially by AMC as “vibrant,” there is a second spin-off in the works as well. Titled Tales Of The Walking Dead, the show, which is also being developed by Gimple, will be an episodic anthology that follows both new and existing characters in the franchise.
Speaking of the upcoming season and spin-offs, Gimble said the following:
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.”
The expansion of the show’s universe doesn’t stop here, with plenty more content in the pipeline. This includes The Walking Dead: World Beyond, about the first generation of kids raised in the zombie apocalypse, which is set to premiere on October 4, quickly followed by the debut of Fear The Walking Dead’s sixth season on October 11.
The familiar and new faces of the series aren’t ready to leave us any time soon. So prepare yourselves for an endless stream of Walking Dead content. What are your thoughts on the spin-offs and the origin show ending after season 11? Comment below!