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‘The Walking Dead’ Renewed for Season 11

Denise Caputo/ Fan Fest News

AMC announced at New York Comic Con that The Walking Dead will return for an 11th season!

“We’re in a different time in the apocalypse… They’ve kind of moved into a more forged/medieval style that the blacksmiths are making,” showrunner Angela Kang explained. “In this world, our people have the ability to manufacture bullets, but is that really the best use of resources or time, given that, when you’re dealing with a lot of zombies, for the most part, you want something that’s reusable, that you can have in hand that’s hefty — quiet, too. Bullets are going to just draw more zombies. Our people have learned to fight in a different, more collaborative way.”

The future of Maggie?

But that’s not all, Lauren Cohan AKA Maggie Rhee will officially be returning! Her final episode was in season 9, episode 5 “What Comes After” (the same as Andrew Lincoln’s final episode). She will return as a series regular in season 11.

“It’s completely surreal… It feels just like home. It feels so emotional. It feels really, really emotional. I feel like this is a very special Comic-Con and a very special family and I’m really happy to be here, ” said Cohan. “I think we always knew we were going to try to find this reentry. I’m just honestly really interested in what we’re going to be able to say because we’ve had huge passages of time and there’s so much life adventure that’s been happening for Maggie.”

The Walking Dead burst out of the gate ten years ago as a genre show that had all the character depth of a top-tier prestige drama,” Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Networks Entertainment Group & AMC Studios, says in a statement. “And now ten years later — led by the brilliant Angela Kang and fueled by one of the most consistently talented casts in television — this phenomenon is flourishing creatively, with critics and audiences embracing its reset. We’re delighted to welcome back Lauren Cohan, she has meant so much to this show and its passionate, global fanbase, who are in for a fantastic ride over the coming months.”

With the season eleven renewal, the story inches closer to that sudden comic book conclusion. There is still no word on if the show will surpass the scope of the source material.

Season 10 debuts Sunday, October 6th at 9 PM on AMC.

 

Sources: Twitter, New York Comic Con

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