Season 11 of “The Walking Dead” — The End is a Lie

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The future of “The Walking Dead” proves that season 11 isn’t really the end of the story. However, this is exactly how it has been portrayed so far. AMC’s marketing for the show highlighted the fact that the series is in the midst of its “final season.”

Divided into three parts, the 11th season of “The Walking Dead” is seen as the end of a story that has been going on for 12 years. Sometime in the fall of 2022, AMC will finally end the main series, releasing the remaining eight episodes that will show how the war with the Commonwealth is being settled. Given that the conflict with the Commonwealth was the last test that the main characters had to overcome in Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, it’s not surprising that AMC is preparing to end its version of the story in the same way. Similar to what the comics did in their latest installment, the series will find a way to close the personal stories of its main characters—or at least most of them.

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While it’s true that the main show is indeed coming to an end, it’s not quite right to call it the end of “The Walking Dead.” Confirmed plans for the future of the franchise make it clear that AMC still has plenty of supplies for several of its characters after the show airs its final episode. He is currently developing two spin-offs dedicated to characters from the current main cast of the main series. Not only that, but three of his films with Rick Grimes are apparently still in development. When there are so many projects in development that continue the journeys of key players from the main show, it’s hard to consider the 11th season of “The Walking Dead” as the right ending. It may be a kind of swan song for people like Eugene, Rosita and Gabriel, but its main characters will still find their place in the franchise.

The characters of “The Walking Dead” will return in spin-offs or films after the 11th season

It is confirmed that at least four main characters of “The Walking Dead” will appear after the final season. Maggie (Lauren Cohen) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) will co-host the AMC series “Island of the Dead”, and Norman Reedus will once again play the role of Daryl in an unnamed spin-off set in Europe. Andrew Lincoln is still due to return as Rick Grimes in a trilogy of films. Judging by the setting of season 10, Michonne from Danai Gurira will most likely be on this trip too. And according to Reedus, Carol (Melissa McBride) won’t show up right away, but she should be back in the frame at some point in the future.

Depending on what all this leads to, the promised AMC films with Rick Grimes, and not the 11th season of “The Walking Dead”, can become a real finale of the story. Therefore, despite the fact that when AMC releases the last eight episodes of the main show, there will be some sense of completion, the series will not be able to get rid of the feeling that there are so many more stories to tell in the future of the franchise. Rick, Negan, Maggie, Daryl, Michonne, Carol and maybe others still have a lot to do before it’s over.