“The Walking Dead” has officially kicked off production on the 11th and final season with a photo from the first day of shooting revealed…
The final episodes of “The Walking Dead” have started filming.
Production began this week on the 11th and final season of the long-running AMC series with plans to wrap up “The Walking Dead” following a run that started all the way back in 2010.
The super-sized final season will run 24 episodes total with plans to split those into two parts that will air until sometime in late 2022. In other words, “The Walking Dead’ will be coming to an end but not exactly any time soon.
The first photo from set shows the burned down remnants of what was once the Alexandria Safe-Zone — a haven built and groomed by Rick Grimes and the rest of the survivors until a deadly encounter with the Whisperers led to the entire community being overrun.
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While production on season 11 has started, “The Walking Dead” season 10 actually still has a little ways to go after AMC announced plans to debut six brand new episodes attached to that season that will start on Feb. 28. Those episodes won’t change the ending for season 10 but rather serve as additional chapters to the same story already told with focus on numerous individual characters from the season.
One particularly interesting episode will feature Negan’s origin story as well as an appearance from his wife Lucille, who later served as the inspiration for his famed barbed wire wrapped baseball bat.
Few details have emerged about “The Walking Dead” season 11, although based on the comic books it’s likely the survivors will eventually make their way to a massive community known as The Commonwealth. That sprawling community that welcomed more than 50,000 people inside served as the final location for “The Walking Dead” comics, although the TV series has already largely veered away from many of the biggest stories that took place there.
One of the last scenes from “The Walking Dead” season 10 finale saw a group of survivors led by Eugene and King Ezekiel confronted by a group of guards that match the outfits worn by those protecting the Commonwealth in the comics.
Of course just because “The Walking Dead” series is coming to an end with season 11, there have already been numerous spinoffs announced including a limited-series that will feature Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) after the events of the last episode. There’s also an anthology series called “Tales from The Walking Dead” that will be coming after the final season not to mention the continuation of “Fear the Walking Dead,” which is currently in the middle of season 6 as well as the second season of “The Walking Dead: World Beyond,” which also recently went back into production.
There’s also a series of “Walking Dead” movies that are still in the works that will see Andrew Lincoln return as Rick Grimes but there’s been no updates on those films since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
For now, get ready for “The Walking Dead” to return with six extra episodes for season 10 starting on Feb. 28 and then the final season expected to kick off later in 2021.