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After 11 Seasons, The Walking Dead Fans Are Gearing Up For An Emotional Goodbye To The Series

At a time when comic book adaptations were starting to pick up steam with mainstream audiences, AMC took a gamble on a title far different than most of the medium's offerings. It took on Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead": a dark yet hopeful tale of survival in the zombie apocalypse. With the likes of Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride, and Lennie James on the cast list and Frank Darabont developing, the series was ready to hit the airwaves on Halloween night in 2010, and when it did, it changed the zombie genre, AMC, and television as a whole forever.

"The Walking Dead" was nothing short of a small screen hit, and it keep gaining momentum as the years went on. New characters joined the fold, favorites were killed off, and dangerous threats emerged alongside the hordes of the undead. All the while, the show remained a fascinating drama about what it truly means to be human. As the 2010s came to a close, most would agree that the show lost some steam, but it did manage to launch a TV franchise containing the likes of "Fear the Walking Dead," "Walking Dead: World Beyond," and many more.

Sadly, even though the "Walking Dead" saga continues to grow, the program that started it all is coming to an end. The 11th and final season is nearly over, and fans are bracing for a heart-wrenching farewell.

The end of the Walking Dead has fans in their feels

November 20, 2022, will mark the final episode of "The Walking Dead" Season 11 and the final episode of "The Walking Dead" as a whole. It's the end of a television era, and fans online have begun preparing themselves emotionally for the groundbreaking series to finally conclude. @grimes__clark on Twitter wrote, "I have watched the finale trailer an unhealthy amount of times, and I still have chills....I'M NOT READY," while @lionheartamelia tweeted, "176 episodes have gone bye and now there's only 1 left to go," accompanied by a sad face. @ThompsonCandi simply wrote, "I'm not ready," and honestly, who really is?

Even though it's a lot to take on, the end of "The Walking Dead" is an inevitability whether we like it or not. However, at least we can expect the final episode to be a thrilling one, according to Daryl Dixon himself, Norman Reedus. He told Entertainment Weekly, "There's a lot of adrenaline. There's a lot of emotion. There's a lot of fear. There are all of the things that you would want in a finale, for sure." He goes on to mention that everyone dies in the last episode before clarifying that he's just joking. The last thing anyone needs is comments like that making their way around the fandom without that caveat.

Whether you gave up on it part of the way through or have stuck with it to the very end, the conclusion of "The Walking Dead" will undoubtedly be an emotional television event for all who witness it.