The Walking Dead Season 11 has lost a major player, but the show is far from cancelled.
The virtually guaranteed 11th season of the AMC drama will be without a mainstay in Danai Gurira (Michonne).
Sources confirm that Gurira, also a playwright and one of the stars of Disney/Marvel’s Best Picture Oscar nominee Black Panther, has signed a deal in which she will appear in only a handful of episodes for TWD‘s next season.
Her exit is the third major one among the main cast of the zombie apocalypse drama series, after Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan. AMC declined comment on Gurira’s exit, but Gurira’s deal seems similar in nature to what the producers are trying to work out with Cohan, who might also return for occasional episodes going forward.
The Walking Dead has been ‘officially’ renewed through Season 10, though, major actor departures aside, there are no signs of it ending soon. The franchise also spawns spinoff Fear The Walking Dead, with more spinoffs and even TV movies to come.
The Walking Dead Season 10 premieres fall 2019, with many more seasons expected.
Will The Walking Dead ever end, or will it outlive us all?
The cancellation reaper is patient. Stay tuned…