The dead will, apparently, keep walking for a while.
Last weekend (on Easter Sunday, oddly), “The Walking Dead” finished its second-to-last season. This Sunday (9 p.m., April 11), “Fear the Walking Dead” (shown here) returns.
But the season-finale also included a key announcement: The final season will start earlier (Aug. 22) and last longer (24 episodes) than usual; it will also have more size and scope.
The just-finished season included a pandemic detour – six bonus episodes, big on social distancing and small on spectacle. The final season (the 11th) will be different, producer Angela Kang promised.
“We’ll see more zombies, tons of action, intriguing new stories, never-before-seen locations,” she said in a statement.
The season will start with eight episodes that will have “massive scope and scale,” added Scott Gimple, the chief content officer for what’s called TWD Universe. After a pause, there will be 16 more.
First, “Fear the Walking Dead” has the final nine episodes of its season, continuing through Jnne 6. There’s also “The Walking Dead: World Beyond,” which last fall aired the first half of its two-season, 20-episode run.