THE Walking Dead will reportedly follow in the footsteps of its source material and come to an end in two series’ time.
The AMC zombie drama is currently halfway through its tenth season and has battled falling ratings in recent years.
Now it has been claimed that the show’s twelfth series will be its last, meaning it would likely come to an end in 2021.
TV sources close to website We Got This Covered alleged that the franchise will instead focus on its spin-off Fear The Walking Dead, as well as its currently untitled teen series set to drop next year.
Then of course there’s the Andrew Lincoln movie trilogy, which is set to dive into the late Rick Grimes.
“The current thinking at AMC is to do two more seasons of The Walking Dead before bringing things to a close and focusing on the spinoffs,” the report reads.
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“While the show that started it all may be winding down, there’s still a lot of gas left in the tank for the property overall.”
When Robert Kirkman pulled the plug on his comics, which form the basis of the show, TV bosses admitted they were given minimal notice.
When asked if she was given a heads up, producer Denise Huth admitted: “Not a ton of warning!
“Robert tells his stories the way he wants to tell them, so it wasn’t a huge thing that we knew in advance was coming. We were surprised as well.”
She stressed that despite being disappointed, she didn’t blame Kirkman for wanting to wrap things up.
“I think it was cool how he did it and I get why he did it – of course we all wanted it to go on and on and on, but I certainly understand why he felt it was time to wrap it up,” she added to Den of Geek.
Dante had been infecting Alexandria from the inside, bringing the town to its knees while the masked villains lead walkers to attack its borders.
The Walking Dead airs Mondays on FOX in the UK and is available to stream on NOW TV.