'The Walking Dead' Is Ending After 11 Seasons
A new Daryl-Carol spinoff is set at AMC.
The long-running AMC drama The Walking Dead is ending. The upcoming expanded 11th season will be the show's last. A new spinoff series featuring Walking Dead main characters Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier has already been ordered by network.
After being previously delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic back in April, the episode that was to be considered the Season 10 finale will now air on October 4. Additionally, six more episodes considered part of Season 10 will air early next year.
The forthcoming final season of The Walking Dead was originally set to be shot and aired this year, but were also pushed back to complications from coronavirus. Now, the expanded 24-episode season will air over two years, beginning in late 2021. The show will conclude with the final batch of episodes in late 2022.
“It’s been ten years ‘gone bye;’ what lies ahead are two more to come and stories and stories to tell beyond that,” said show runner Scott 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.”
- Matt Bishop