The show ended its first eight episodes on Sunday. The other 16 episodes-usually divided into two seasons in length, divided into similar increments-will be broadcast next year. The show will not return until February because it has ended one of its usual suspense.
Although it’s easy to understand why AMC insists and wants to extend this long-running franchise as much as possible, so far, the 24 episode “grand finale” lacks any real sense of urgency or motivation. .
During this period, fans will enjoy a pair of spin-off dramas, “The Walking Dead: Beyond the World”, which will return on October 10th, and “The Walking Dead,” which will begin the seventh season next week (but it is already available for subscribers of the streaming service AMC+ ).
Although the show’s ratings have declined with other linear TV shows, “The Walking Dead” has a reliable trend almost every week, which proves that even after many years, there is still a fanatical fan base at its core.
However, any enthusiasm surrounding the idea of the “last season” has faded, because the scattered story unfolds in multiple ways, and a new group of villains, like the last few seasons, have not reached the best level of the early ones.
Taking inventory of all these activities, the most important thing is that even if the finish line is in sight, the direction of the show has not yet become the focus. This means that the lower third of the “last season” in February will mark the beginning of the end of “The Walking Dead”, in fact, if history has any guidance, it’s not even.