Zoombie TV series The Walking Dead will end in 2022 after 11 seasons, with a spin-off show in the works. 

The fan-favourite drama, which is set in a post-apocalyptic future where the undead roam the world, will conclude with a special, extended 24-episode season, AMC has confirmed. 

Scott M Gimple, The Walking Dead franchise's chief content officer, said: "What's clear is that this show has been about the living, made by a passionate cast, team of writer, producers, and crew, bringing to life the vision put forth by Robert Kirkman in his brilliant comic - and supported by the best fans in the world.

"This will be a grand finale that will lead to new premieres. Evolution is upon us. The Walking Dead lives."

The Walking Dead premiered in 2010 and initially starred British actor Andrew Lincoln in the lead role as former police officer Rick Grimes.

Lincoln left the show during the ninth season. The series already has multiple spin-offs, including Fear The Walking Dead and Chris Hardwick's after-show Talking Dead.

A new spin-off series starring Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride, who play Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier in is already in development, with Angela Kang serving as executive producer.

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