It's been 10 long years but AMC's The Walking Dead is finally going to end with The Walking Dead Season 11. Fans sort of saw this coming, with the departure of Andrew Lincoln as Rick and declining ratings, it seemed like the writing was on the wall. Though the show has definitely declined in quality for a while now, it was still a series many enjoyed watching and this will be sad for some.
However, this won't be a short goodbye or anything like that as The Walking Dead Season 11 will be a massive 24-episode finale. While no date has been given, the first 12 episodes will air next year while the final 12 will come out in 2022. That's some advanced planning and will give fans some time to grieve if any of their favorites end up dying.
"It's been 10 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"
This won't be a complete end though as fan-favorite characters Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier will be getting a solo series, which sort of puts a damper on that finale but whatever. Knowing that these two will survive might take away some of the stakes but it will be good seeing these two again, assuming that this will be a mini-series or something similar.
Expect The Walking Dead Season 11 to come out sometime in 2021. Let's hope it will be good.