by Transmute Jun
AMC has announced that their flagship series, The Walking Dead, will end after the upcoming Season 11. The series has been working to continue its run, given the necessary COVID-related shutdowns, and will be airing the delayed finale of Season 10 on October 4. For 2021, the show plans a number of additional Season 10 episodes based on previously-shot footage.
Season 11 will air after that (hopefully starting by late 2021), depending on production scheduling, and is currently slated to have 24 episodes, as compared the the usual 16 episodes per season. Story-wise, it makes sense that the show will end, given that the television series survivors are fast approaching interaction with The Commonwealth, the last major group/plotline in the comic book series, which ended its run unexpectedly in 2019.
However, this is far from the end of Walking Dead on AMC. In addition to two other series (Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond), a new sequel series has been approved, focusing on the characters of Daryl (played by Norman Reedus) and Carol (played by Melissa McBride). There is no word yet on whether other fan-favorite characters, such as Negan, Maggie, or Judith, might be involved in this upcoming series.
Also just announced was a slate of New York Comic Con online panels, to be held the second weekend in October, where more information on these developments is likely to be revealed.
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