The Angels. “The Walking Dead” will premiere its final eight episodes starting October 2, date on which the final farewell to one of the longest-running series on current television will begin, after twelve years of uninterrupted broadcast.
The AMC channel confirmed this Friday the goodbye of its most successful series during a panel at Comic-Con, the most important fair in the entertainment industry, which featured the protagonists of the format: Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Christian Serratos and Ross Marquand, among others.
“I want to cry and kiss the whole world at the same time,” Reedus joked before thousands of fans gathered at the San Diego Convention Center about the farewell to the format, which he has starred in for eleven long seasons.
The network had already premiered most of the 24 episodes of the last season, but the followers of the saga expected to know the release of the eight chapters that are missing to close the most famous zombie plot on the small screen.
However, the auction will not mean a total closure because viewers will be able to get hooked on new series derived from the original universe.
On the one hand, actors Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira will star in a six-episode “spinoff” which will be released next year and will replace a previously announced film with the same protagonists.
This project will be added to another, of which very few details are known, which will star Reedus in the role of Daryl and Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier.
In addition, on August 14, AMC will premiere the first season of “Tales of the Walking Dead”, a format of independent episodes that in each installment will explore the origins of some of the characters in the zombie universe.
Since the beginning of the series in 2010, its creators have lavished two more times in the format of the ‘spin-off’ or related miniseries, with “Fear of the Walking Dead” (2015) and “The Walking Dead: World Beyond” (2020).