The Walking Dead series finale will be 90 minutes in length, it has been confirmed.
Airing next weekend on AMC and tying up 12 years’ worth of post-apocalyptic carnage, that’s half an hour of extra zombie action (via ComicBook), with episodes normally running for around 60 minutes.
How it’ll all go down is anybody’s guess right now, but Daryl Dixon star Norman Reedus and Carol Peletier’s Melissa McBride recently teased a “super sad” climax.
“Fans are going to be really moved by that final episode,” said the latter, who dropped out of a Daryl/Carol offshoot back in springtime.
“Some of the shots I’m still seeing in my head, and they’re really beautiful with the music. I know that they’re going to be moved by it.”
McBride continued: “The great thing is that there are still these spinoffs that are coming, but I’m going to be interested to see how the fans feel as this is the finale for our mothership show.”
Reedus, who shot his emotional final scenes months ago, went on to add: “There are certain moments that are super sad. And then there are certain moments that are like, ‘F**k yeah, that’s the group!’
“There will be people yelling ‘Come on!’ There will be lots of that sort of screaming at the television kind of stuff.
“We went big on the last eight episodes, so 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. There’s a lot happening.”
In a twist of life imitating art, we’re chomping at the bit.
The Walking Dead season 11 airs on AMC in the US and STAR on Disney+ in the UK.