You knew it was eventually going to happen, but probably not this soon. Considering how The Walking Dead had previously boasted how it could go on for years. Well, now that is being retracted, as AMC has announced that its popular series is ending after season 11. Now, do not be too upset over this. TWD franchise still lives on with Fear of The Walking Dead, the Rick Grimes spinoff movie, and others. In addition, Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier will be getting their own spinoff. Which is set to premiere in 2023. AMC is also developing an anthology series set in the TWD world. Titled “Tales of the Walking Dead”.
This show will deal with stories that could not be shown in the series, such as Robert Kirkman’s “Here’s Negan” origin story, as well as “Negan Lives”.
Scott Gimple has this to say about the end of The Walking Dead:
“It’s been ten years 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. 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.”
Angela Kang also weighed in:
“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.”
Melissa McBride, who plays Carol and is getting her own spinoff show, stated:
“Of course, I’ve always enjoyed working so closely with Norman throughout these many seasons. In playing Carol, and as a viewer of the show, I’ve also long been intrigued with ‘Daryl and Carol,’ and by what so early on between them, even then, felt somehow bound. Their shared history is long, and each’s own personal fight to survive, even longer – the more obvious aspect of what has kept them close and loyal. But there is also a rather mysterious aspect to their fondness for one another that I enjoy, and their playfulness when the world permits. I’m very curious! Angela has a way of shaking things up in great and unexpected ways. She’s like a kid playing with the dimmer switch! I’m very excited!”
Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl; also commented:
“I feel incredibly honored to be a part of The Walking Dead. This show changed my life and career and everyone involved has truly been a family for me over the last decade. I’m thankful for AMC’s love and support and know there’s so much more story to tell and so much more to bring the best fans in the world. Daryl’s relationship with Carol has always been my favorite relationship on the show (sorry Rick). I love the way these characters interact and relate to each other on so many levels and can’t wait to see where their ride goes from here.”
How do you feel about The Walking Dead ending? As well as Daryl and Carol getting a spinoff?
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