The end is near for “The Walking Dead.” The show is ending in 2022 with a much larger, expanded, 11th season. As AMC did with their other legendary shows, “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” the final season will run over two years with a total of 24 episodes. 

While the original zombie apocalypse series is ending, you’ll be glad to know that a spin-off is already in the works. The currently untitled show will feature fan-favorites Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride in their roles as Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier. It’s set to premiere in 2023. 

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the show is co-created by The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang. She’s also developing an anthology series titled Tales Of The Walking Dead, featuring one-off episodes built around new and existing characters within The Walking Dead universe. AMC also has the companion series Fear The Walking Dead entering its sixth season, and a new series The Walking Dead: World Beyond, starting next month. A series of feature films are also in the works with original series stars Andrew Lincoln.

And as previously announced, the COVID-delayed season 10 finale is airing as a special episode on October 4th, with 10 additional episodes to air in 2021 for the current cycle.