AMC has announced that they will be ending The Walking Dead in 2022 with an eleventh and final season that will be spread over two years.

But that won't be the end of all things Walking Dead.

"With the previously announced six extra Season 10 episodes scheduled for early next year, there are 30 remaining episodes of the flagship series that will run through late 2022," AMC said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

Though the main series will be ending, AMC is planning to run with a spin-off featuring two of the favourite characters from the show.

"As The Walking Dead universe continues to expand, the original series will be followed by a spin-off focused on the popular Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) characters, which will premiere in 2023 and be run by current The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang, who co-created the series with Scott M Gimple, the chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe."

Gimple is also developing a new Tales of the Walking Dead, an anthology series with individual episodes or arcs of episodes focused on new or existing characters, backstories, or other stand-alone experiences.

AMC will work closely with Gimple as they develop other "new and innovative projects" emanating from The Walking Dead universe.