The Walking Dead has been a hallmark of AMC’s programming since the early 2000’s. The show has spawned numerous spin-offs and movie ideas, along with a loyal following hanging on the gang’s every adventure. It seems there’s no end to this hugely successful zombie franchise.
If you’ve been following this one over the years, you may be wondering if this one has been renewed or cancelled. Well, wonder no more! Here’s what we know about a renewal:
The Walking Dead Season 11 is the final chapter in the show’s long run and adapts material from issues 175-193 of the comics. Here, we focus on the group’s encounter with the Commonwealth, a large network of communities that has advanced equipment with over 50,000 survivors living in different settlements.
We also get confrontations with the Reapers, a mysterious faction of hostile survivors that attacked and took Meridian, the former home of Maggie and her new people, the Wardens.
At the time of writing, The Walking Dead has not been renewed for season 12. The announcement of this actually came about before the show aired, with AMC billing this as the final season. Now, it could be that the show pulls an “Attack on Titan” and claims it’s the final season and then suddenly throws extra parts out there with a “To Be Continued” but that seems highly unlikely.
However, there are numerous spin-offs in the works, including a standalone Daryl series, a separate Maggie and Negan drama, and finally a Michonne and Rick AMC show. So although the franchise starter, The Walking Dead, is ending, the show’s roots are very much spreading in different directions.
In the meantime though, we can definitively confirm that The Walking Dead will not be returning for season 12.
As detailed above, season 12 is not happening as AMC have already announced that this one has been cancelled. However, expect next year (2023) to be full of Walking Dead spin-offs, as detailed above.
Although the ending to the show is different to the comics, The Walking Dead’s finale on November 20th 2022 marks the final chapter of this illustrious series.