Zombie TV drama The Walking Dead is set to end in 2022 with an extended 24-episode season, US broadcaster AMC has reported.
The series, which debuted in 2010 and will run for 11 seasons, does not end entirely, however.
Two of the show’s stars, Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride, who play Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier, will get a spinoff series, which is already in development.
This should be released in 2023.
Writer and producer Scott M Gimple said, “What is clear is that this show has been on the living, produced by a passionate cast, a team of writers / producers, producers and a crew, giving Live the vision put forth by Robert Kirkman in his brilliant comic – and backed by the best fans in the world.
“It will be a grand finale that will lead to new firsts. Evolution is upon us. The Walking Dead lives on. ”
The post-apocalyptic horror series has already spawned various spinoffs, including Chris Hardwick’s Fear The Walking Dead and Talking Dead, which are screened after the show airs, with guests and studio audiences.
Another offshoot following the first generation to come of age in the apocalypse, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, will debut next month; while an anthology series called Tales of the Walking Dead is also in the works.
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The Walking Dead starred British actor Andrew Lincoln as former police officer Rick Grimes, and repeatedly broke US cable television viewing records during its early years. Lincoln left in the ninth season.
Samantha Morton played the last villain of the Alpha series, the leader of The Whisperers – a new group of survivors.
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