When is ‘The Walking Dead’ series finale? How many episodes are left?
It’s been a long epic road from the start of the zombie apocalypse in 2010. The final batch of episodes for season 11 will conclude the bloody saga.
Halloween 2010 spectators were captivated as Sheriff Rick Grimes stumbled out of a hospital bed and walked into the zombie apocalypse. Twelve years later the epic adventure of the survivors in the land of the undead is finally coming to an end, at least the original Walking Dead TV series.
Fans will have three upcoming spinoffs of favorite long-time characters, including Grimes, that will begin to air in 2023. The earlier spin-off ‘Fear the Walking Dead will also have an eighth season starting next year. For now though the they will be tuning in every Sunday for the conclusion of Season 11 which wraps up 20 November.
Final run of Season 11 episodes
The eleventh season of ‘The Walking Dead’ kicked off in August 2021 and was broken into three blocks of eight episodes. The premiere of the third batch showed on 2 October with a new episode coming every week until the show’s grand finale 20 November.
What can fans expect in The Walking Dead season finale?
Lots of zombies! Director of The Walking Dead, Greg Nicotero wrote an article in the November 2022 issue of Empire and informed what audiences can look forward to in the show’s finale which he directed. “Is it zombie-heavy or zombie-light? Well, even if the script had said ‘two or three zombies’, I’d need more like 200 or 300,” he said.
Three new Walking Dead spin-offs coming soon
The new shows that will extend the end of ‘The Walking Dead’ by at least a few more episodes beyond the very last of the original that changed the zombie sub-genre forever will pair up fan-favorites Negan an Maggie, Grimes and Michonne as well as one focused on Daryl.
Originally meant to be an anthology starring Daryl and Carol called ‘Tales of the Walking Dead’ the project took a turn when Melissa McBride who plays Carol was unable to relocate to Europe for shooting. Instead the show will focus solely on Daryl played by Norman Reedus as he tries to figure out how he ended up somewhere on the European continent.
The show will take a different turn. “The story’s way different. The characters are way different. There’s a different tone, there’s different light, there’s a different sound. It’s a whole different vibe,” Reedus told Entertainment Weekly. It’s set to premiere in 2023.
Maggie and Negan spin-off
The Maggie and Negan spin-off was originally title ‘Isle of the Dead’ but Entertainment Weekly reported that AMC changed it to ‘The Walking Dead: Dead City’ and will take the two to Manhattan. “The crumbling city is filled with the dead and denizens who have made New York City their own world full of anarchy, danger, beauty, and terror,” said the network. No date for its release has been posted yet.
Grimes and Michonne spin-off
Whether or not Grimes will pop up in Season 11 of ‘The Walking Dead’ hasn’t been revealed yet but the trailer has scenes harking back to the very beginning of the long-running horror series. Details of the Grimes and Michonne spin-off are scarce but the six-episode series will conclude the stories of the fan-favorites who disappeared.
“This is a moment fans of The Walking Dead have been waiting for since Rick disappeared in the helicopter early in season nine, and Michonne journeyed away on a quest to find him the following season,” said president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks Dan McDermott. The show will be released in 2023.