Entertainment outlets were highly excited by the news that AMC rating juggernaut The Walking Dead is to finally be allowed to die. However when you read the fine print that’s not strictly true. The corpse of The Walking Dead will continue to twitch for quite a while longer. The world will live on in our TV’s.

Yes, the main show will get a shot to the head and be dropped with a giant eleventh season. 24 episodes will be split over 2021 and 2022. So another two years of the main show still to come.

Then AMC has ordered two new spin-off shows. One centering on Norman Reedus’ Daryl and Melissa McBride’s Carol will hit screens in 2023. There is also an offshoot that will tell different stories in the world that is tagged as an anthology show.

With the rest of season 10 still to come, plus another six extra episodes of season 10 in early 2021, plus the super-sized eleventh season, there are still 31 episodes to come. That’s before we even get to the spin-offs.

The Walking Dead declared dead? No, like a Walker it just keeps shuffling on.