The Walking Dead to end after season 11
This final season will contain a huge 24 episodes and begin airing next year.
Post-apocalyptic zombie drama The Walking Dead will end after its upcoming 11th season.
AMC has confirmed that its last outing will be a super-sized one, consisting of 24 episodes which will begin airing in 2021.
No specific reason was given for the show’s cancellation but ratings have been in a steady decline since its 5th season aired in 2014.
“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.
Fans will be pleased to know that this by no means the end of the road for the popular franchise however. AMC also announced that they’ve greenlit another two spinoff series from Kang and chief content officer Scott Gimple.
The first will revolve around fan-favourites Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) and is expected to premiere sometime in 2023.
The second titled Tales of the Walking Dead will be an anthology series with each episode focusing on exploring a different character.
This is in addition to the 3 previously announced films which will revolve around former lead Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), a sixth season of Fear The Walking Dead and the YA-themed The Walking Dead: World Beyond.
The finale episode of its 10th season that was originally scheduled to air back in April will now premiere this October.
An extra six episodes are also due to air in 2021 but these will have no impact on season 11.
You can stream all episodes of The Walking Dead so far on NOW TV.