Skybound and AMC have announced that The Walking Dead television series will come to an end in 2022 with a 24-episode eleventh season.
But, don’t despair, with the ending comes something new as there will be spin-offs and new series to look forward to.
In 2023, a spin-off series centered around Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon and Melissa McBride’s Carol Peletier will launch. Showrunner Angela Kang will return with Scott Gimple to helm the series.
Also in the works is “Tales of the Walking Dead” series. Gimple is also developing this anthology series with individual episodes or arcs focused on new and existing characters, backstories, and other stand-alone experiences.
Beyond that, there’s even more being worked on.
The season 10 finale of The Walking Dead will air on Sunday, October 4th at 9pm and will be followed by The Walking Dead: World Beyond, the newest spin-off, at 10pm. Fear The Walking Dead will air its sixth season on Sunday, October 11.
During AMC‘s Walking Dead panel for Comic-Con@Home, the network revealed the sixth season of Fear the Walking Dead will premiere Sunday, October 11 at 9 pm. The show also got its first trailer for the season that you can watch below.
It was also revealed that cast member Lennie James will be making his directorial debut in season six, joining fellow cast member Colman Domingo, who will be directing his third episode this season.
Domingo also announced his digital series on Youtube.com/TheWalkingDead and AMC.com, Bottomless Brunch at Colman’s, has been picked up for an additional six episodes. The 20-minute video-chat-based show, hosted by Domingo from his home in Los Angeles, taps into his favorite way to stay connected to his community of family and friends – brunch – and takes it virtual. The series returns Sunday, August 23.
The Walking Dead is still a success for AMC as the network has announced that it has given the green light for a third series. Matt Negrete will be the showrunner for the series which will run for 10 episodes. Negrete created with series with franchise chief content officer Scott M. Gimple.
Negrete has been a writer and producer on The Walking Dead for the past five seasons.
It’s unknown who will appear on the series but we know that it will feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come of age in the apocalypse. Production will begin this summer in Virginia for a 2020 debut.
Below is the official description:
Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad.
This new series is on top of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and the three films that will focus on Andrew Lincoln’s character Rick Grimes.
As revealed on Talking Dead tonight, we now know a little bit about the crossover between The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead dubbed “Worlds Collide.”
While exact details are being held close it has been revealed that Morgan Jones, played by Lennie James, will be heading to Fear the Walking Dead from The Walking Dead. Morgan is one of the oldest characters on The Walking Dead having debuted in the first episode and then taking a long break before he returned to the show.
It’s unknown exactly how this will happen or the time frame it’ll occur but Jones is currently in Austin, TX filming the next season of the show.
At New York Comic Con, AMC revealed that the television series The Walking Dead and its spinoff Fear the Walking Dead will be crossing over. The television channel also released a teaser image for the event.
While it was initially said this type of crossover would never happen, it was pretty clear it would at some point. It’s unknown exactly what’s going to happen, so we’ll have to wait and see.
Alicia and Nick fall in with new crowds; Madison discovers Otto’s past mimics her own.
Fear the Walking Dead slows things down after the exciting debut double episodes of this season and we learn more about the Otto ranch as an ominous cloud feels like it slightly rolls in.
The episode kicks off with a video featuring the Ottos that plays intot he show later as we get a more definitive take as to what their deal is. From the short 30 second opener it’s clear that the Ottos are survivalist of the stereotypical type and Jeremiah is looked up to for his “predicting” the fall. There’s an undercurrent of religion but it’s mostly anti-government focused.
What’s interesting though is that we see some outtakes from Otto’s video later and we learn more about him and his family and why he’s the way he is. It’s tragic in many ways and Madison is able to relate to him a little more over it. Jeremiah though comes off as a bit tragic, sad, and a monster over it all. We also get a better sense of the Ottos as a whole and why one son is good and the other, not so much.
Through the madness of it all, we get a better view of Madison and her family as well. Nick is out of it as usual, scheming and planning and just not all there. Alicia goes the other side assimilating well in a Carol sort of way.
Then there’s Strand who we get a better idea as to where he was going and what’s on his mind. The series would be stronger if they cut him from the episodes and their short bits, instead saving them for an entire episode and longer segment. The short bits aren’t enough, but it’s clear his story will eventually dovetail back.
The episode isn’t bad, it’s just not as strong as the previous one. While the first two episodes were the introduction and a lot of the set up, this episode begins to play out what’s been lined up. As part of the whole it’ll be fine and while there’s some interesting moments, the episode is ok to watch but not all that exciting or intriguing… until those final moments, when things are pulled out from under us and thought lost character returns.
The Clark family find themselves in a terrible predicament; Strand faces resistance as he attempts to hold power.
Fear the Walking Dead kicks off its third season with two episodes that shakes things up. To say it shakes things up is an understatement. New characters are introduced, new locations are explored, more dynamics are set up, and a major character apparently dies. A lot of criticism has been levied towards the series and this first two episodes feels like it addresses some of them by upping the action and really shaking things up.
When the last season ended we saw individuals dressed in military uniforms either shooting or capturing some of the individuals we’ve come to know and this episode drops us into the horror as those same military individuals are murdering them to see how long before they turn. It’s twisted and weird but from that a lot of conflict arises and it’s best to not reveal everything.
There’s lots of good in the fact that we’re dropped in the action and there’s a hell of a lot of conflict. The bad is some of that conflict deescalates rather quickly. It does come off as using each other for convenience but the fact there’s not a bigger grudge on display is a bit of a headscratcher. There’s easy ways to explain this away but it’s a little odd and stands out as the biggest negative of the first two episodes.
The new locations and characters are what really stands out. We’re taken to a new community that feels like a ranch the Bundy’s might like while taking a stand against the government. They mention they’re putting together a new society and community, which adds a slight ominous tone to what otherwise would be Herschel’s Farm Part 2. And that all is part of the excitement of these first two episodes. Lots of new characters and locations and we have to figure out who is on the level and who will be an obstacle and threat.
The episode too also catches us up on Strand who everyone thinks is a doctor for that truth is revealed. The episode may have been stronger without that and more being devoted in another, but his short segment does answer some questions that have been left hanging last season.
But, the biggest thing is the death of a major character. The fact the season kicks off with a major character seemingly dying (and I’d be surprised if they survived) lets us viewers know that everything is on the table and anything can happen. It also greatly shifts the dynamic as to what this season may bring.
The third season kicks off in a way that I’m excited to see what happens the entire show is shaken up in a way that it feels like a whole new series. What might happen? We’ll find out and I’m excited to see. I wasn’t excited about the series returning but after this episode I can’t wait to see what happens next.