Shameless is one of the many shows that have been forced to halt production because of pandemic-imposed restrictions.
Shameless is a comedy-drama series adapted from Paul Abbott’s original British series of the same name. The American version premiered on Showtime in January 2011 and was set in the South Side of Chicago. The series featured an ensemble cast, led by Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy, who play Fiona and Frank Gallagher.
Shameless has had a successful ten-year run and is making way for the eleventh. Helmed by John Wells, the show has been recognised as Showtime’s longest-running original scripted series in history. Shortly after the premiere of the tenth season, the series was renewed for a final season. Originally scheduled to premiere this year, season 11 has been delayed due to the pandemic.
- The Gallagher family?
- What will happen in Shameless season 11
- Here’s when season 11 is set to release
A Showtime staple, there’s so much more that fans want to see before Shameless bows out. Keep reading to learn about the Gallagher family and their shenanigans, and all that will happen in season 11.
Who is the Gallagher family?
Shameless, much like the original British series, showcases the story of six children and their self-destructive parents. The Gallagher family includes parents Frank and Monica, and their family of six. There’s Fiona (Emmy Rossum), Lip (Jeremy Allen White), Ian (Cameron Monaghan), Debbie (Emma Kennie), Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) and Liam (Christian Isaiah). The show is hilarious and dramatic, and employs humour in the most chaotic situations.
The Gallagher family truthfully represents a dysfunctional family and how children born to parents suffering from addiction grow up alone. The disease affects every family member differently, from the eldest Fiona to the young Liam, and everyone else in between. They face their share of highs and lows, but their love for family remains strong throughout.
Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) is a single father raising his six children. He spends most of his time drinking or in search of misadventures, and his children grow up without parental support. The series depicts how Frank’s alcoholism affects his family, and the kids have it quite rough. They often act out and break rules, and their lives are full of chaos.
The tenth season proved that Shameless could still be a humorous dark comedy, even without the Gallagher matriarch Fiona. But her presence was deeply missed by fans. Actress Emmy Rossum had decided to move on to other projects after playing her character for nine years. But fans are hoping she will reprise her role in the final season once again.
What will happen in season 11
There’s no announcement for the plot of Shameless season 11 yet, but it’s expected to continue where it left off. Predictions for the new season include storylines that will show the struggles newlyweds Ian and Mickey face with Terry. He wasn’t exactly happy with the couple getting together, so it’ll be interesting to see if he can be convinced. Whether the three of them will get a happy ending is something fans look forward to.
We also have to see what happens to Lip, and whether he will finally find a way to go back to college. He has always been the most intelligent family member and deserved to have a bright future ahead of him. It would be heartbreaking to see him not get a chance to tread on the path he was supposed to.
Debbie’s story too deserves a fitting end and we’ve been wondering if Kevin and Veronica will get married this season. Will Frank continue to be just Frank or finally stand up for his family?
We’re curious to see his story unfold. Fiona will make an appearance in season 11, and the internet wants to know if she will marry Steve. The British series saw the couple get married and it’d be the perfect ending.
Here’s when season 11 is set to release
Shameless has been applauded for its depiction of a family living in outright poverty. It’s one of the most talked about shows in recent times. All ten seasons are available on Netflix, so if you haven’t watched it yet, now is the right time.
The eleventh season was originally scheduled to premiere sometime in the summer this year, as previously announced. But the pandemic has forced the series to halt its production, and discontinue filming season 11.
We’ll probably have to wait until 2021 to see South Side Chicago’s Gallagher family again. A trailer or an official synopsis would make the wait a lot easier for fans, but there’s no news yet. The good news, however, is that the upcoming season has a chance to finish every member’s story. Well, just have to wait to see how.
What are your predictions for Shameless season 11? Let us know in the comments.