After it’s eleventh season, The Walking Dead will officially have ended, and it’s frankly about time! With a reportedly twenty four episodes (as opposed to the typical sixteen), the farewell season will air sometime during the fall of 2021. It’s unknown yet how the show runners are planning on breaking up the last season – whether into three eight-part segments or two twelve-part halves – but following the series conclusion a spinoff starring Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) will immediately go into production.
According to Angela Kang, the show runner for the Darryl/Carol spinoff show:
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,” Kang said. “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.
Not only that, but there will also be an anthology series called Tales from the Walking Dead, which will follow different characters in each episode. Another show called The Walking Dead: World Beyond is slated to be released this coming October, and will follow a group of teenagers leaving the safety of their community to follow a mysterious message that leads them on a cross-country journey to save their father.
While I may be done with The Walking Dead TV show (You can see why in this article here) that doesn’t mean I’m done with the franchise entirely. Personally, I’m excited to see how well these spinoff shows do, and hope that they provide creative teams with the opportunity to expand on the TWD Universe.
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