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The Walking Dead Cast Says Goodbye as Last Day of Filming Wraps

The Walking Dead is ending

The Walking Dead is coming to an end. Wednesday, March 30, 2022, marks the cast’s last day of filming. It was a bittersweet moment. The show has celebrated major milestones and the universe is continuing with numerous spinoffs. But the final day of filming marked an end to an era that started when the series launched on October 31, 2010. By around midnight, when the time changes to March 31, filming will be over. 


Norman Reedus Said He Couldn’t Wrap His Mind Around the Show Ending 

 Christian Serratos, who portrays Rosita, shared a post on her Instagram Story about the show ending. She wrote, “Already miss the woods. I love my Walking Dead Family.” 

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Greg Nicotero, executive producer, shared a video on Instagram with Norman Reedus. He said, “Here we are,” he said. “Last day,” Reedus added.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Greg Nicotero (@gnicotero)

“12 years,” Nicotero said. “Love you, love you,” Reedus can be heard telling him. “Thank you for everything. It’s been a real joy. You know what I mean?” 

“Remember when we were babies and we started this show?” Nicotero asked. 

“I feel like my entire brain is short-circuiting right now,” Reedus commented. “I can’t even wrap my head around this.” 

“It’s hard,” Nicotero said. “But 12 hours from now, the world’s gonna be a different place.” (He posted this at about 1:15 p.m. Central, indicating that filming was going to end sometime shortly after midnight or so.) 

Hilarie Burton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s wife, commented: “Love you both!!!!” 

One fan replied, “Ah 😭 8 years for me, but still it’s heartbreaking to see the end of one of my most favorite series 💔 Love you all and THANK YOU for all these years 🙏❤️ #TWDFamilyForever”

Another fan wrote, “oh my god Greg!! I am with my eyes full of tears! Thank you for all the fantastic things you have given us these years! thank you for your art and dedication, standing applause for you sir!”

Reedus tweeted a thank you to his fans, writing: “❤️thank u for supporting us all these years. Our show since day one.”

Later, when filming officially wrapped, he shared an additional message on Twitter, writing: “That’s a wrap. 11 seasons 12 years. Never been so beat up and it was an absolute blast. Thank you to all of you that took this ride with us and what a ride it was ❤️ @ Georgia”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan shared a memory with Nicotero a couple of weeks before filming ended, as Nicotero was directing his last appearance on the series.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@jeffreydeanmorgan)

Morgan wrote, “Happy birthday to my brother, my friend, and one of the coolest, most talented, and loving people I know @gnicotero. Greg directed negans first appearance on the @amcthewalkingdead and now he’s directing my last. The adventures in between have been many… and I’ll not forget a moment. I love you brother. Thank you for everything… then, now, and in the future. Me and my family are eternally grateful to have you in our lives…”

The Walking Dead fan Kenny tweeted photos from Senoia, Georgia, where he was on the last day of filming. 

The Walking Dead World signed off poetically, writing: “The last walker has walked. The lights of Alexandria, the Hilltop, Oceanside, and the Commonwealth have gone dim. The last chapter in the book of #TheWalkingDead has been finished.” 

Angela Kang wrote on Instagram, “Last day of filming on #TheWalkingDead. Thanks to everyone who’s sent well wishes to those of us who work on the show today. It’s been an amazing ride ❤️✌️ (+ Love you, @laurencohan)”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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It’s so hard to believe it’s over.


Many Spinoffs Are Planned

This may be the end of an era, but it’s not the end of The Walking Dead universe. As we’re previously reported, numerous spinoffs are planned. 

Dead in the Water, a spinoff of Fear the Walking Dead, premieres on April 10. (It’s essentially replacing The Walking Dead World Beyond, which aired concurrently with Fear last season.) 

Maggie and Negan will star in a new series called Isle of the Dead

An anthology series called Tales of The Walking Dead is also in the works. 

And of course, we’re still waiting on those Rick Grimes movies. And there was mention of a Walking Dead comedy series too. 

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Stephanie Dwilson started Post Apocalyptic Media with her husband Derek. Her favorite shows of all-time are Attack on Titan, Battlestar Galactica and Lost, and she's always happy to talk about her cats. 🙂 She's a licensed attorney (currently not-practicing) and has a master's in science and technology journalism.

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