'The Walking Dead' to End After 11 Seasons

The show's Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier characters are getting a spinoff
'The Walking Dead' to End After 11 Seasons
Since first airing back in 2010, AMC's The Walking Dead has seen nearly a full 10 seasons, a number of spinoffs, plans for feature films, and dozens of awards and accolades. Now, the flagship show is officially coming to an end, as showrunners have announced plans for its finale following Season 11.

The series will conclude in late 2022 with an expanded final season of 24 episodes. After COVID-19-related delays halted the finale of Season 10, and six additional "bonus" episodes, the series still has 31 episodes left to air. The Walking Dead will return on October 4 with Season 10's last episode. 

In addition to The Walking Dead announcement, AMC has also shared plans for a series spinoff which will focus on Norman Reedus's Daryl Dixon and Melissa McBride's Carol Peletier. The so-far untitled series is scheduled to air sometime in 2023.

Showrunner Angela Kang offered the following statement [via Variety] about the announcements:

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.

She added, "This will be a grand finale that will lead to new premieres. Evolution is upon us. The Walking Dead lives."