The Walking Dead writer-producer Kevin Deiboldt reveals that production has officially started on the long-awaited 11th and final season.
Filming on The Walking Dead season 11 has officially started. The long-running post-apocalyptic series has shocked fans with cliffhangers and fan-favorite character deaths since its debut nearly ten years ago on AMC. Though its ratings have dwindled in the last couple of seasons, the series has remained a top program for AMC. Its popularity has led to an after-show talk show Talking Dead, two spinoff series, Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, as well as its upcoming Daryl and Carol spinoff and anthology series Tales of the Walking Dead. Additionally, the upcoming Walking Dead movie that will center around Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) is confirmed to begin filming in the spring.
The long-delayed Walking Dead season 10 finale aired on AMC in October after its premiere was delayed back in April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Episode 16 was intended to air a week after episode 15, but production was brought to a halt, and AMC decided to expand season 10 with six additional episodes that were shot in October and will air ahead of the 11th and final season. Last month, AMC announced the 2021 release schedule for the Walking Dead universe, including the return of season 10 on February 28 and the 11th and final season airing in late 2021. Though a year later than initially planned, work has now officially begun on the final season.
The Walking Dead writer-producer Kevin Deiboldt confirmed in a tweet on Monday that filming on season 11 has started. After the the shooting schedule was complicated by the global pandemic, pandemic-proofed production has begun on the show's 24-episode final season. Check out his post below:
In late January, Jeffrey Dean Morgan teased that he had started filming on the final season on his Instagram. Morgan, who has portrayed former Saviors leader Negan since season 6, will appear in at least two of the season 10 bonus episodes, and will see him reunite with Maggie for the first time since season 9. Viewers will also see a Negan origin story in the final bonus episode "Here's Negan," which will feature his wife Lucille (played by real-life wife Hilarie Burton). Though it has not yet been revealed what Negan's role in season 11 will be, fans at least have confirmation that he is a part of the final season.
With The Walking Dead ending this year, fans are soon going to see the fate of many favorite characters resolved. Though Walking Dead fans will have to wait until late 2021 to see what lies ahead for the survivors in the first half of the remaining episodes, they still have this month to look forward to with the Walking Dead season 10 bonus episodes. While season 11 is going into production later than original planned, it sounds like the final season has a lot in store for viewers.