The Walking Dead Announces Final Season

After more than a decade, The Walking Dead is finally ready to rest. As Deadline and EW note, the long-running horror series will come to an end in 2022 after an expanded 11th season. But just as one zombie falls only to be replaced by another, so does a new spinoff of The Walking Dead stumble on in its place. The new untitled series will star Norman Reedus‘ Daryl and Melissa McBride’s Carol, and is expected to debut in 2023.

The coronavirus pandemic had already interrupted production on Season 10, pushing the season finale back to October 4th. But the wait will be worth it for devoted Deadheads, as Season 10 will be expanded with six additional bonus episodes. As if that weren’t enough, Season 11 comes packed with 24 undead entertainments. For those not counting along at home, that means that there are 31 more episodes of The Walking Dead set to air between now and the series’ end in 2022.

The new, untitled series starring Daryl and Carol was created by current TWD showrunner Angela Kang and chief Dead content officer Scott M. Gimple. It joins a crowded horde of spinoffs including Fear the Walking Dead, soon to enter its sixth season, the Y.A.-leaning The Walking Dead: The World Beyond set to debut next month, and a movie series starring original TWD star Andrew Lincoln.

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