While AMC’s The Walking Dead ends after season 11, the people in charge of the show, Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple and listener Angela Kang reached out to the cast and crew in a letter to thank them for their hard work. Received by ComicBook.
Gimple and Kang wrote to the cast, “We are lucky that our audience has undergone a tremendous change in the world in ten years.” “We hope there has been a point of stability in people’s lives – something they can count on every week (or as part of a late-summer binge) to make them feel – happy, heartbroken. Beats, intrigue, fear, excited, motivated. Maybe a little gross. Maybe they’re overthinking things about their lives. Maybe thinking about who they are. People need to have those feelings again and that Sustainability will be needed again. And we can deliver them with the final part of the final season of this epic. The multi-year saga of people knows how to live in a broken world. “
The remaining letters continually thank him for all his hard work, and tell him that there is further work for this zombie-influenced universe and its many spin-offs. And with this gloomy announcement comes a new one, with the network having another spin-off from the main series in two remaining acts that have been around since season 1.
The Walking Dead will end with season 11. The final season will consist of 24 episodes, which, according to Variety, will begin in late 2021. The new episodes will run until the end of 2022, so while announcing the end of the show could be quite a shock, there are still two more years and 30 total episodes before the conclusion of The Walking Dead on AMC. Season 10 will add six additional episodes, which were interrupted by the COVID-19 epidemic. They will debut in early 2021, while the delayed episode that was originally intended to end season 10 will air earlier this year in October.
However, joining The Walking Dead universe is a new spin-off that focuses on the characters of Daryl and Carol. However the show will not hit AMC until 2023. The series has no title yet, but it will see Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride revisit their roles from the main TWD series. Both Daryl and Carol are the only members who have been on the show since season 1.
The new series is co-produced by Angela Kang and Scott Gimel – who is also developing an anthology series featuring Tales of the Walking Dead. Prior to this, Kang has been a writer and producer in the main TWD series. She will be the listener of the Carol and Daryl show. “I look forward to bringing this epic final chapter of the story of Robert Kirkman to life for my fans over the next two years with our brilliant writers, producers, directors, cast and crew.” “The Walking Dead flagship series has been my creative home for over a decade and so it is being prepared to be finished, but I am working with Scott Gimple and AMC to develop a new series for Daryl and Carol. Couldn’t be more excited. Working with Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride has been the highlight of my career and I’m thrilled that we get to keep telling them together. “
The new show will feature in The World Beyond and Fear the Walking Dead. World Beyond was delayed by Coronavirus, but now has a premiere date of 4 October. In addition, Fear the Walking Dead will return for Season 6 on October 1. During Comic-Con @ Home, we got to see the first trailer, the new season.