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The Walking Dead: Read Letter Sent to Cast & Crew Informing Them of That the Show is Over

Published on September 10th, 2020 | Updated on November 21st, 2020 | By FanFest

Yesterday, AMC announced that The Walking Dead would end after eleven seasons. There will be two spinoff shows, one that will feature Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) and an anthology series that will follow various series. As news broke, Scott Gimple and Angela Kang penned a letter to cast and crew to let the know that The Walking Dead was coming to an end.

Comicbook.com obtained a copy of the letter, which says:

TWD Family,

As you may have seen in the press, we’ve come to a very big moment.

After our next, supersized season that will span a couple years, The Walking Dead will be coming to an end.

For all of us — especially those who have been a part of this show for the better part of a decade — this is a seismic announcement. Just to break it down:

  • Season 11 will be the final, extended season of The Walking Dead, running 24 episodes, probably shooting until early 2022. (We say “probably,” being optimistic but recognizing current production-pandemic uncertainties that affect the schedule.)
  • A Carol & Daryl spinoff has been greenlit by AMC for 2023.
  • Tales of The Walking Dead, an anthology series, is in development, as well as other possible TWD series/expressions.

We can’t believe the end is upon us, however far away it is. This crew, this cast, these writer/producers and producers are the show. You are this show’s immediate future of 30 astounding episodes to fulfill our epic story and you will be among those who seal its legacy in entertainment history.

We have reached millions around the world, and we will continue to reach millions more. There’s a lot of work ahead of us, a lot of opportunities to be there for each other, to bring out each other’s best, to bring our show to new heights of excellence.

We’re lucky to have an audience that has stuck by us over ten years of massive change in the world. We hope to have been a point of stability in people’s lives — something they could count on every week (or as part of a late summer binge) to make them feel — happy, heartbroken, intrigued, scared, excited, inspired. Maybe a little grossed out. Maybe considering things about their own life. Maybe considering who they are. People will need those feelings again. And that stability again. And we can give that to them with this epic final season, the last chapter of a multi-year saga of people figuring out how to live in a broken world.

There is hard work, good times, and amazing moments ahead. The only way we can climb this mountain of episodes is how we’ve always done it: together. Let’s begin the long road to the end, standing side by side, in solidarity to do some awesome stuff with all the people who got us here, for all the people who got us here.

As ever, we are The Walking Dead.

– Scott M. Gimple & Angela Kang

Yesterday, in a statement fro AMC, Gimple and Kang had additional comments.

“It’s been 10 years ‘gone bye;’ what lies ahead are two more to come and stories and stories to tell beyond that,” said franchise overlord Scott Gimple in a statement. “What’s clear is that this show has been about the living, made by a passionate cast, team of writer/producers, producers, and crew, bringing to life the vision put forth by Robert Kirkman in his brilliant comic — and supported by the best fans in the world. We have a lot of thrilling story left to tell on TWD, and then, this end will be a beginning of more Walking Dead — brand new stories and characters, familiar faces and places, new voices, and new mythologies. This will be a grand finale that will lead to new premieres. Evolution is upon us. The Walking Dead lives”

Added showrunner Angela Kang, “I look forward to digging in with our brilliant writers, producers, directors, cast and crew to bring this epic final chapter of Robert Kirkman’s story to life for our fans over the next two years. The Walking Dead flagship series has been my creative home for a decade and so it’s bittersweet to bring it to an end, but I could not be more excited to be working with Scott Gimple and AMC to develop a new series for Daryl and Carol. Working with Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride has been a highlight of my career and I’m thrilled that we get to keep telling stories together.”

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. We’ll keep you posted on more The Walking Dead news.

You can read AMC’s full statement here plus additional details on the Rick Grimes films.

 

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12 thoughts on “The Walking Dead: Read Letter Sent to Cast & Crew Informing Them of That the Show is Over

  1. Sorry. I’m heart broken. What bout Judith RJ Eugene Rosita Ezekiel Jerry Diane all the ones weve6cone to love. Princess for cryin out koud. What about them?

  2. I started watching The Walking Dead from the very first episode, and will admit that I did not think I would really like it. However, I did and still do like the show. I will miss not seeing the cast doing a great job of entertaining the fans and hope to see them in other shows as well. Thanks for a great ten plus years of entertainment. I do not have a website or I would be posting a full run down of the series.
    Although my email address ends with yahoo.co.uk, I live in the United States.

  3. I want to thank you all for such a wonderful series I am so sad it has to end but all good things come to a end I am looking forward to the Daryl and Carol episodes and others thank you for a wonderful and awesome ride

  4. Don’t do this too me I love this show.At least bring Rick and Mogan back together at the end.and Rick too his kids..

    PLEASE!!!!!!

  5. I can’t believe this. I guess my #1 question is why? From the time I began watching this show I have not missed an episode. This was the highlight of the last night of the weekend. A bowl of popcorn and TWD. I can’t even put into words how sad I am for this.

  6. I am a wounded warrior and have spent some good memories watching this show when life seemed empty I would see life on the funnier side.!

  7. They will be missed. Will have to get a t-shirt before it ends. Have watched from the beginning. Love all the season’s.

  8. I would definitely love to stay connected to anything that has to do with the walking dead and the actor’s

  9. Well now that I know Daryl and Carol won’t die I don’t need to worry about watching the rest of TWD

  10. Seriously going to miss TWD but am looking forward to the spin offs as well as the ever elusive movies we keep hearing about. TWD has changed my life, I have visited Senoia multiple times for vacation and gone to cons to meet the actors. Heck I even think differently while shopping, ‘is this something that might help if the zombie apocalypse happens for real?’ But seriously, really going to miss this show!

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