The Walking Dead boss has explained why the series is finally coming to an end.
Just last month, it was confirmed that zombie franchise would officially wrap up after an extended version of season 11.
And while we’d be saying goodbye to the much-loved programme, showrunner Angela Kang promised to continue the franchise with a Carol (Melissa McBride) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) spin-off.
Speaking about their decision to call it time on the show, writer Scott M Gimple explained how he still finds the prospect ‘incredibly heavy’.
‘This came out of conversations with AMC and ultimately they made this call, obviously,’ he told The Hollywood Reporter.
‘And so Angela Kang and I, thinking about it was … I don’t know, it’s incredibly heavy. I mean, even though we have all these Walking Dead things ahead, and even with so many of the people that we work with, and in fact I’m hoping it’s with most of the people in one direction or another with Tales, Daryl and Carol, other stuff.
‘I don’t know, it’s still incredibly heavy.’
Scott then recalled the time he found out about the end of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Lost, and even the end of M*A*S*H when he was a child – stating how it was hard for him to wrap his head around how fast time goes by.
‘It doesn’t feel like 11 years. And so I loved doing it. I’m talking about when I was a showrunner; I loved doing that so much. It was so intense,’ he said.
‘And it’s so inside the story in every way, that I think I never really got to appreciate all of it when I was doing it.
‘In some ways, even I get to appreciate it more in the position I’m in, because I’m not totally slammed with specifically showrunner stuff. And I don’t know … it all went by too fast.
‘I mean, that’s how I feel. It all went by way, way, way too fast.’
The Walking Dead will return next year with an anthology series, seeing each episode focus on a certain character.
Following this, fans will be treated to an extended version of season 11 before the show comes to an end in 2022.
However, they still have the Carol and Daryl spin-off to look forward too, as well as the upcoming Rick Grimes movies.
The Walking Dead will return to AMC and NOW TV next year.
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