Not too long after its season 10 premiere, Shameless was renewed for its eleventh and final season. Well, the fans are in luck because we have some updates about the release date.
Adapted from the British version of the same name, Shameless has been recognized for being the longest-running original scripted series in Showtime’s history. Nine years and 10 seasons later, show-runner John Wells is set to close the show for fans with it’s the final season.
- Who is the Gallagher family?
- Shameless Season 11 plotline explained
- When will Shameless Season 11 release?
Famously known for its “relatable” factor, fans have not shied away from expressing how much they appreciate the show. One such fan wrote on Twitter, “I binge watched all 7 seasons in a matter of 3 weeks. Never in my life have I ever related so strongly to fictional characters.
I think they did a pretty good job of portraying the chaos of living with addicts, and I appreciate the humour they brought to some pretty dark and unfortunate situations.”
Who are the Gallaghers?
Starring William Macy, Emmy Rossum, Ethan Cutkoshy, Emma Kenney, and Cameron Monaghan among others, the series revolves around the poor and dysfunctional Frank Gallagher — a single father and head of the Gallagher clan. With six children to raise all by himself, he spends his days drunk or in search for misadventures, leaving his children to learn to take care of themselves.
Throughout its run, Shameless kept the audience engaged, as they went hand in hand with the Gallaghers, through a series of working-class drama that most fans call “relatable.” With Ian and Mickey finally tying the knot, season 10 couldn’t have been more interesting than it did.
The latter’s father, as fans might remember, is homophobic, so much so that he goes to extremes to stop their wedding from happening.
Meanwhile, wedding bells continue to ring for the Gallaghers, as Kevin proposes to V. Everything seems to be going alright until Lip relapses after Tami leaves him. But, he soon realizes where he went wrong and agrees to attend AA with Brad. The season finale ends with Debbie and Carl — who have got themselves in a rut with an underage girl.
What should fans expect in season 11?
Continuing from where the show left off, season 11 will pack a punch. The Gallaghers, as John Wells mentioned in an interview, will get back together for one last time. “…Because that’s what this show has always been about, these people helping each other survive” the show-runner said.
Fans should expect to see where Ian and Mickey are in their marriage and if they’ve managed to get Terry to accept them. Frank will be ‘Frank’ with his long speeches and lectures. Lip and Tami will work on their failed relationship, while Kevin and V will be seen making wedding plans.
When will season 11 release?
The tenth installment of the show released in November 2019 and ended in January, this year. Right after the season finale, the network and show-runners confirmed that season 11 will have a summer release.
However, due to the pandemic, everything is off schedule for now and it is uncertain when the new season will release. Nonetheless, there is speculation that season 11 might release in November or December this year, that’s if everything returns to normal.
Who among the Gallagher clan is your favourite? Has the show been relatable? What are your theories about season 11? Let us know in the comments section below.