the future of The Walking Dead proved that season 11 wasn’t really the end of the story. On the contrary, it was a big lie.
AMC’s marketing reaffirmed several times that the story “would come to an end”, and that this was “the final season”. But that didn’t even come close. The Walking Deadbased on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series of the same name, began its legacy in 2010 and has continued for an incredible 11 seasons.
The series introduced viewers to a hyper-realistic post-apocalyptic world that has been invaded by “walkers”, aka zombies, and the inevitable consequences that happen when survivors try to band together. the end of The Walking Dead saw order restored among the main group, though Rick is still separated and Michonne, with Daryl hoping to find him.
Former police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) was the series’ main group leader until his departure in Season 9. In the comics, we saw his death at the hands of Commonwealth’s Sebastian Milton, but the TV series had other plans for the character by the end of the story.
While the TV series ended up tying up some loose ends, there’s still enough intrigue surrounding popular secondary characters. And with that, they’re going to get spinoffs.
This includes a Michonne and Rick miniseries, a Daryl solo series, and the new Maggie and Negan series, The Walking Dead: Dead City🇧🇷 Even though season 11 marks the end of The Walking Deadthe story is far from over.
Characters will return in spin-offs or movies after season 11
At least four main characters from the story are confirmed to appear after the finale. Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) will co-lead The Walking Dead: Dead City🇧🇷 While Norman Reedus will reprise his role as Daryl in an as-yet-untitled spin-off set in Europe.
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Andrew Lincoln is set to return as Rick Grimes, as is Danai Gurira as Michonne, in a six-part miniseries following his surprising reappearance in the TV series finale. And according to Reedus, Carol (Melissa McBride) won’t be around right away, but she should be back in the picture at some point down the road.
Depending on where this all leads, AMC’s promised Rick Grimes series – not Season 11 – could be the true ending to the story. So while there is some sense of finality, with a truly peaceful society formed, the series won’t be able to escape the feeling that there are far more stories to be told in the franchise’s future. Rick, Negan, Maggie, Daryl, Michonne, Carol and possibly others still have a lot to do before it’s all over.
With all spin-offs from The Walking Dead happening, it becomes clear that the main story is not over. And that yes, it just evolved. To keep up with the current scenario of the entertainment industry, the end of TWD it means the spirit of the series can grow beyond its original roots.
Although the main series ran for over a decade, the franchise itself is still profitable, as proven by the success of Fear the Walking Dead and the new ones Tales of the Walking Dead🇧🇷 Few series have been able to create multiple spin-offs and succeed, but TWD it is not a common series.
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The Walking Dead has been on the air for over a decade. Because it’s been around for so long, the TV series has had to adapt to the times. And thanks to the pandemic and the popularity of streaming services, the way the entertainment industry operates has changed dramatically over the last 5 years.
As such, this universe is simply keeping up with the production of spin-offs rather than continuing the series with a 12th season. In short, the story of The Walking Dead it’s not ending with season 11, and fans of the franchise have a lot more to look forward to. But that announcing that this was the end, in fact, was a big lie.
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