There is a reason for the Walking Dead fans to be delighted. AMC has renewed its post-apocalyptic zombie show for all those who are not aware of this exciting news for an 11th season. The makers also confirmed the return of Lauren Cohen’s character Maggie as a regular in the upcoming season. Cohen’s character left mid-way in season 10, and her return was shown in the latest season’s finale. Season 10 Ep 15 The Tower welcomed Juanita Sanchez, Princess, a character from The Walking Dead comics.
Is Maggie Going to Come Back a Changed Person?
In an interview with a media outlet, Lauren Cohen addressed her character returning after a time jump in the show. Cohen reportedly said that Maggie would have picked up a few things on the road after leaving The Hilltop. She also talked about Maggie’s relationship with her son and how spending time and growing with her son has affected her as a person. The actor also said that it would be fun to understand what motivated Maggie’s return to help her friends.
Addressing where her character left off things with her husband Glenn’s killer Negan, Cohen said that it is something she can only send once she comes face to face with the former Saviours’ leader. The Walking Dead actor also said that the viewers might witness to what extent Maggie has decided to change herself and forgive people who have destroyed her life.
However, the announcement made was way back in 2019. The makers released an official statement on October 5, 2019, a few days before the red-carpet premiere of the tenth season. In March 2020, the pre-production of season 11 was temporarily shelved, and the filming was also delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We Have Enough Material for The Next Couple of Years”
In the year 2014, the executive producer of the show, David Alpert, stated that storylines from the original comics had churned enough ideas for the show to continue for a couple of years. AMC CEO, Josh Sapan, in the year 2018, also stated that the company has plans on continuing the show for another ten years alongside new films and television series based on the original comic books.
The Walking Dead: A Story of Survival in a Post-Apocalyptic World
The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic television series based on the comic book written by Robett Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Tony Moore. The highly-rated series features a vast cast. The story shows a group of survivors of a worldwide zombie apocalypse. However, with the fall of human civilization, the group faces a constant threat from other survivors, leading to a full-blown gory war between both the communities.
The show’s lead character, Rick Grimes, was played by Love Actually fame Andrew Lincoln before leaving the show in season 9. The Walking Dead’s other primary characters include Norman Reedus(Daryl), Mellisa McBride(Carol), Jeffery Dean Morgan(Negan), Lauren Cohen(Maggie), etc.
The Walking Dead Universe Spinoffs
The Walking dead universe is so big that the makers have created many spin-offs. One of them is Fear of the Walking Dead, which has already completed five seasons. The story of this show is featured through the character of a school guidance counsellor, Madison Clark. It serves as a prequel to the Walking Dead.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond
The other spin-off, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, will be a treat for all fans. It is a limited two-season series created by Scott M. Gimple and Matthew Negrete and is going to premiere on AMC. Both the seasons will only consist of 10 episodes each before reaching its conclusion. The story is set in Nebraska, a decade after the apocalypse. It will feature two female protagonists and will focus on the new generation growing up in a world full of chaos and overrun by walkers.
This show was going to premiere on April 12, 2020, on AMC after the season 10 finale of the original Walking Dead series in the hit franchise. However, the pandemic delayed the finale’s premiere and forced the makers to postpone the release of The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Yet, in the United Kingdom, the series will be released on the OTT platform, Amazon Prime Video. The first official trailer was released at New York Comic Con on October 5, 2019, followed by a second trailer on November 25, 2019.