Fans will “without a doubt” by happy with The Walking Dead series finale

The final curtain has come down on The Walking Dead, with the cast and crew wrapping up filming on the series this last week. While the franchise will continue with innumerable spinoffs, the fate of many beloved characters is still up in the air.

Speaking to TMZ, Nicotero said he was proud of The Walking Dead’s 12-year run, and said that he’ll be working on some of the spinoffs. “We got a whole bunch of things rolling. It’s kind of like if I wanna go with Jeffrey or Norman or whoever,” he said. “I want to work with the people I love to work with.”

Nicotero also reassured fans that star Norman Reedus (Daryl) is fine after his recent on-set concussion.

He’s good. It was just a lot going on at that particular time. Everybody was under a lot of stress and a lot of pressure… He just hit his head a little; fortunately, [he] just required some rest… It was one of those situations where we worked for almost a year and a half straight… everyone was kinda burned out.

The Walking Dead producer teases excellent series finale

As for the series finale, Nicotero promises that fans will be happy, “without a doubt.” That said, emotions on set have been mixed, with celebration tampered by melancholy over the show finally coming to an end. And let’s forget the fatigue brought on by the very long shoot.

The cast and crew, including Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Angela Kang, and Duane Manwiller, have already shared their emotional goodbyes. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Negan, has added his voice to the chorus, posting an evocative black and white image on Instagram:

My last day. Thanks to everyone. No words beyond that… it’s just going to take a bit to process it all. What a ride it’s been. Huge love to cast and crew… and as far as all you that watch [The Walking Dead]? Thank you probably doesn’t cover it, but it’s all I got.

Morgan will return as Negan alongside Lauren Cohen’s Maggie in the spinoff Isle of The Dead, while Reedus will return with Melissa McBride as Carol in another spinoff show.

The Walking Dead season 11 is currently airing on AMC, with the series finale airing later this year.

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