The Walking Dead is finally coming to an end this weekend…well, sort of. There are plenty of spinoffs that will keep the brand alive, and some of them include characters from the original series. But if you want to make your own story, TWD will give you a “Game Master” divider screen and let you do that too.
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AMC is currently running what they promise will be the final season of The Walking Dead….but they said nothing about spinoffs! The main series may not get the ratings it did last decade, but the brand still has value, which means it must be milked dry. And the latest milking therof focuses on Negan and Maggie in Isle of the Dead (Oh yeah, spoiler alert: they survive to the end of the current series).
The Walking Dead is credited with launching a zombie craze in popular culture throughout the 2010s, and was the most popular show on cable for several years. Even though the show isn’t as fresh as it used to be, AMC still considers it the star brand of the network, and has boasted as recently as last year that they could see it going on forever. Apparently they changed their minds (or the people who thought so were fired)…an end date was just announced for the post-apocalyptic series.
There will be plenty of events, announcements and trailers coming your way when New York City Comic-Con returns for another year this October….though, as with everything else, it will be a somewhat different experience. The panels will all be virtual, and you’ll have to supply your own bad vendor food,but the excitement will remain the same.
Thanks to a real apocalypse, AMC has been forced to program a schedule that, for the first time in years, cannot lean on The Walking Dead or its many spinoffs. It’s been rough for ’em. Looks like those days are coming to a close, though…the network announced return dates for the three TWD shows.
The Walking Dead won’t be back for its tenth season until October. Until then you’ll have to make do with the “Fear” variant (which has gotten better in recent years). AMC released a new teaser today, and though it doesn’t contain any footage from the season itself, it communicates the current situation effectively.
Telltale’s The Walking Dead series has had a long and bumpy road to completion, but you’ll at last be able to slip the entire saga onto your shelf as one solid package. Or at least slip the digital copy into your hard drive folder, depending on your preference. Digital preorders for the game have opened today, for all platforms.
The original comic that started it all may have just ended, but The Walking Dead is far from expired in AMC’s view. The network plans to run both the original series and its spinoff for years to come (the latter was just handed a sixth season) and there’s even a third series in the works.
As far as the future of The Walking Dead goes, everything is currently in transition. It’s too early to show a trailer for the next season of TWD, Fear The Walking Dead’s midseason finale is upon us, and the new spinoff in the works is still under construction. So the biggest topic of the day was the surprise ending of the comic book, which creator Robert Kirkman was present to explain.
Telltale’s The Walking Dead series has had a long and bumpy road to completion. Its future was in question when its parent company collapsed, suspending development of all its signature point-and-click adventure stories. Some of them were removed from digital marketplaces, and it looked like The Walking Dead would share that fate until Skybound Games, part of Robert Kirkman’s own production company, stepped in. They gathered much of the original team from Telltale and completed the final season.
The Walking Dead brand is pretty much known for its out-of-nowhere surprise deaths. No one is ever truly safe, at least in the comic where Hollywood contracts don’t guarantee survival for another season. Tomorrow Robert Kirkman’s apocalyptic tale will deliver the most surprising exit in the series’ history….its own. Issue #193, on sale July 3, is the final issue. Surprise!
Telltale’s The Walking Dead is at last complete. And while it’s possible now to buy the entire series separately, Skybound Entertainment is preparing the ultimate Limited Edition — the Telltale Definitive Series — for those who can’t get enough.