Although the scores for The Walking Dead aren’t what they as soon as had been, relative to virtually the whole lot else on cable, the collection continues to place up spectacular numbers even because it heads towards its closing season. That closing season will start with the first eight of 24 episodes in August, and the collection will come to a conclusion in late 2022. Past that, there’s Fear the Walking Dead, a Daryl and Carol spin-off within the works, and a The Walking Dead anthology series.
AMC is presumably additionally mulling a Negan spin-off, based mostly on questions that AMC requested its viewers in a survey after Negan’s origin story, “Here’s Negan,” aired because the Season 10 finale of TWD. The survey requested viewers in the event that they’d be extra excited by a “restricted collection, an ongoing collection, or extra episodes highlighting Negan’s backstory,” in line with Comicbook.com.
Actually, nevertheless, a Negan spin-off could be a bridge too far. I believe Negan is nice, and I believe that Jeffrey Dean Morgan could also be my favourite actor on the whole collection, but when AMC goes to spin-off Negan, why even cancel The Strolling Useless if three of its 4 largest stars are getting their very own spin-offs (the opposite being Lauren Cohan’s Maggie)? You’ll be able to’t simply give everybody their very own spin-off, though if there has to be one other one, TWD ought to go the identical route as Breaking Dangerous by spinning off a extra minor character whose story hasn’t already been exhausted by the collection. Somebody like, say, Jerry.
Then again, it appears like Negan’s story has principally been instructed, and whereas Jeffrey Dean Morgan admits that he might entertain the idea, there’s not loads left to inform. We’ve seen Negan go from devoted husband to supervillain and again to a very good man once more.
In truth, there’s just one story left to inform with regards to Negan: his loss of life. If that isn’t instructed on the mother or father collection, that may make for a good restricted collection, however provided that AMC takes it in a sure course, as a result of just one course is smart. They need to make it a Logan-style Western, the place Negan kicks a whole lot of unhealthy man ass however in the end sacrifices himself to avoid wasting another person, in all probability a child (as a result of Negan has all the time had a gentle spot for youths). In truth, if he in some way sacrifices himself to avoid wasting Judith Grimes or Hershel Rhee, it could be all the higher, as a result of it could enable him to totally redeem the himself as soon as and for all. He in all probability wants a companion, too, and if we had been to decide on somebody from the present forged, Eugene would in all probability be essentially the most properly suited to the position of sidekick/comedian reduction.
The rest could be an excessive amount of, however a restricted collection dedicated to a correct send-off would completely work. In truth, AMC ought to make this occur.