The 11th season of Walking Dead will be the final season. According to a report in AMC, the upcoming season of Walking Dead will have an extended run of 24 episodes and will start at the beginning of autumn next year.
The last season of Walking Dead will run until early 2022. Currently, it is still not clear whether it will be divided into two or three runs of 12 or eight episodes respectively. The American post-apocalyptic horror television series premiered in 2010 and instantly turned out a global hit.
Walking Dead was the number one ranked show on US cable several times, and has spawned a number of spin-off shows.
The Walking Dead chief content officer Scott Gimple was quoted as saying, “It’s been ten years gone bye [a reference to the first-ever episode ‘Days Gone Bye’].
“What lies ahead are two more to come and stories and stories to tell beyond that. 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,” he added.
“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.”
Kang explained: “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.
“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.”