‘Walking Dead’ to be laid to rest in 2022, spin-offs to rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end is coming for The Walking Dead, but not until 2022.

The AMC series that became a franchise with current and planned spin-offs will wrap with an 11th season spanning 24 episodes and two years, the channel said on Wednesday.

The series has yet to air six episodes that are part of an expanded 10th season. Those are set for early next year.

When The Walking Dead is laid to rest in late 2022, a new spin-off centred on characters Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) will follow in 2023, AMC said.

An anthology series, Tales of the Walking Dead, focussing on new and existing characters, is in development along with other projects “grounded in The Walking Dead universe,” the channel said.

Closer at hand are Fear the Walking Dead, which begins its sixth season on October 11, and newcomer The Walking Dead: World Beyond, which debuts on October 4 and follows the first generation to grow up during the apocalypse.

This image released by AMC shows Norman Reedus (L) and Samantha Morton in a scene from ‘The Walking Dead’. PHOTO: AP