Are you one of the diehard fans of ‘The Walking Dead’? Were you attached to the screen when Rick was looking for his family? Were you overwhelmed when Glenn died? Did you shed tears when Rick left the show?
Well, we have bad news for you … ‘The Walking Dead’ is ending and it’s time to bid adieu to your favourite show. Are you as surprised about the sudden announcement of this ending as we are? The series was doing so well and then this sudden announcement has left fans shocked everywhere.
- What is the reason behind the sudden decision?
- Does Rick Grimes’ death have anything to do with this?
- Is there going to be a spin-off?
Why do you think this happened? Well, we’ve got the inside scoop for you. Read more to find out why ‘The Walking Dead’ is ending!
What is the reason behind the sudden decision?
It’s been 10 years since the first episode of ‘The Walking Dead’ aired on AMC and the moment Rick decided to go find his wife, he took everyone’s hearts away as fans fell desperately in love with officer Rick. Nobody could ever imagine that TWD could get cancelled.
This show has, since then, been through a lot of ups and downs. Rick finding his family, Carol and Daryl creating a spark, Michonne and Rick getting together, Maggie and Glenn getting married, Hershel’s death, Carl’s death, Shiva’s death, Negan’s entry and, of course, Rick’s death – there are too many memories attached to the show. This is why it’s so hard for fans to bid adieu to their favourite show.
“Just found out that #TheWalkingDead will end with a 24-episode Season 11! I can’t believe I watched the show when I was 10 and now when it ends in 2022, I’ll be 21. This is the show I’ve been watching since I was a kid”, tweeted @loganverma2001.
“#TheWalkingDead has given us a community and a family that is bigger and more timeless than the show itself. The #TWD Family is a vibrant and important fandom that connects us all, regardless of where we are on the globe. We are The Walking Dead!”, expressed @TWalkingDWorld on Twitter.
All good things must come to end. The show has been cancelled after a super-long run. The reason behind this cancellation is perhaps the monotonous feel of the show. The producers and makers of the show are, however, prepared to tell the story from different angles.
The creators have informed the fans that they plan to begin again with a breath of fresh air in the form of a grand movie and a fabulous spin-off.
Does Rick Grimes’ death have anything to do with this?
Rick Grimes meant a lot of things to a lot of people. For some fans, he was their hero. For some, he was the protagonist behind it all. But one thing was clear, every fan was on the edge of their seats, bawling uncontrollably as he died.
A lot of fans, in fact, stopped following the show after Rick’s death and this could be one of the reasons why the popularity of the show fell considerably. This also had an effect on the monetary extractions of the show.
As the profits fell, the creators of the show couldn’t meet the increasing fees of the cast, producer, and licensing.
This was, again, a fate similar to that faced by ‘Two and A Half Men’ when they lost Charlie and, well, they tried their level best to save the show. Nothing seemed to work out and, ultimately, they had to give up and end the show.
Is there going to be a spin-off?
‘The Walking Dead’ series already has two spin-offs in progress at the moment – ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ and ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond‘. After this, there is also a movie based on Rick Grimes in the process of being made, which is scheduled for 2021.
Alongside these, another fabulous series called ‘Tales of the Walking Dead’ is set to show up on TV. This will be about the backstories of the characters.
Another great news for the fans is the fact that there are plans for a great spin-off based on the adventures of fan-favourites Carol and Daryl, which is bound to blow your minds.
So, it is safe to say that even if the series itself is ending, we would still have plenty to look forward to from the world of TWD.
What do you think about this announcement? Are you looking forward to The Walking Dead movie and spin-offs? Comment below to let us know!