AMC has announced that the 11th season of The Walking Dead will be the final one.
AMC revealed that the closing chapter of its flagship show will air over two years and consist of 24 episodes in total beginning in late 2021.
The Season 10 finale, which was due to air in April, has yet to be screened after filming was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it is currenrly set to air on October 4th in the US, and globally shortly after. It was recently annoounced however that an additional six episodes will be considered part of Season 10 and air early next year.
AMC has also additionally announced that fan-favourite characters Daryl and Carol, played by Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride respectively, will be getting their own spin-off show. The pair are the only two remaining cast members who have been with the show since the first season.
“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,” said showrunner Angela 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.”