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When does The Walking Dead season 11 begin, and is it the final season?

Yes, the 11th season is the final one for The Walking Dead, but the dead will walk on in other shows.

Published onJuly 7, 2021

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The end is in sight for The Walking Dead TV series. AMC has announced that the popular zombie apocalypse drama will end its run with its upcoming 11th season. But when does The Walking Dead Season 11 start? When does Season 11 of the show end? Also, is that really going to be the finale of this story?

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That’s what we are going to talk about right now in this look at Season 11 of The Walking Dead. You can watch new episodes drop when the series begins again on the AMC Plus streaming service.

When will The Walking Dead Season 11 start?

Season 11 of The Walking Dead started filming in early February 2021. The first episode of the final season will be available to stream on AMC Plus on August 15. It will be shown on the AMC cable network one week later on August 22 at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Each episode will be available to watch on AMC Plus first before its cable broadcast.

When will the 11th season end?

AMC has announced that Season 11 of the show will have a total of 24 episodes (most seasons just have 16 episodes), which means the end of season 11 will happen sometime in mid-to-late 2022.

Is the 11th season going to be the final season?

Yes, AMC has also confirmed that The Walking Dead will end its run with the last episode of its 11th season. 

Is the 11th season really going to be the end of The Walking Dead story?

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Not quite. The show may be ending, but AMC has announced that at least two of its most popular characters will continue in their own spin-off series. The currently untitled show will star Norman Reedus as the crossbow-wielding zombie killer Daryl Dixon, and Melissa McBride as the deceptively strong and ruthless Carol Peletier. The series will begin shooting in early 2023. There are no details yet on the exact premise of this spin-off, nor if any other Walking Dead cast members will join up.

What about all the other Walking Dead spin-offs?

AMC has a ton of Walking Dead series coming up. Season 6 of the first spin-off series, Fear The Walking Dead, has recently concluded, and season 7 will begin airing in 2022. The second spin-off series, The Walking Dead: World Beyond has also started. It already has a commitment to two 10 episode seasons and has completed the first season.

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In addition, AMC has announced plans for an anthology series, Tales of the Walking Dead. Each episode will take a new look at the zombie universe, via both new and older Walking Dead characters. Finally, the cable network is working with Universal Pictures on a trilogy of Walking Dead feature films. Those movies will star original Walking Dead lead actor Andrew Lincoln, returning to play the pistol-packing ex-Georgia sheriff Rick Grimes.

Where can I watch past seasons of the shows?

You can watch the first 10 seasons of The Walking Dead on Netflix:

Also, the first five seasons of Fear The Walking Dead can be streamed via Hulu:

You can watch the first season of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, plus the 10th season of The Walking Dead and the current 6th season of Fear the Walking Dead, on the new AMC Plus service:

Finally, you can stream and watch older episodes from Walking Dead for free on the Stories by AMC channel on Pluto TV:

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