THE Walking Dead's showrunner Angela Kang has admitted that she has no idea how to tie up the long-running series following the news of its cancellation.
AMC revealed that the beloved show would end with a supersized 24-episode series to be aired over the span of the next two years – with 12 in 2021, and the rest in 2022.
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It isn't all doom and gloom though, as the broadcaster confirmed that the saga will continue in the form of two new shows.
One focuses on the characters Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), both long-serving characters beloved by fans.
The second, Tales of the Walking Dead, is an anthology series that the network said may or may not shed new light on the backstories of familiar characters.
This is on top of the likes of Fear The Walking Dead and the upcoming The Walking Dead: World Beyond.
Kang promised to honour fans who had stuck with the show for last decade, but admitted it was a difficult time for the creative team.
"It's a bittersweet time and I think, for us, you know, Lauren [Cohan, who plays Maggie Rhee] and I came onto the show in the same year," Kang told Digital Spy.
She also hinted that they had received very little notice about the decision from executive producer Robert Kirkman.
"This has been such a big part of all of our lives and the news is relatively new to us as well, so we're all just, kind of, figuring out," she went on.
"We're only just starting that journey and just trying to focus on the fact that we've got two years of story ahead of us to tell."
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She continued: "How can we do it well, hopefully? How can we bring things to a satisfying conclusion and respect the material that Robert Kirkman created?
"You know, even though, obviously, we do a lot of our own original stuff as well. All of that's pretty early in our conversations."
This isn't the first time AMC has had a bombshell dropped on them with minimal notice.
When Kirkman brought his comics to an end last year, Kang confessed she hadn't been given a heads up before the announcement.
Her latest comments come after The Walking Dead: World Beyond boss promised answers about where Rick Grimes was taken after his mysterious helicopter rescue.
Elsewhere, Maggie Rhee actress Lauren Cohan reacted to the "bittersweet" cancellation of the show.
The Walking Dead's season 10 finale will air as a special episode on Monday, October 5 on FOX in the UK and previous episodes are available to stream on NOW TV.
In the US, the season 10 finale will air on Sunday, October 4 at 9pm on AMC.
Fear the Walking Dead will return later this year on AMC in the US and on AMC UK in the UK.
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