Leaked: Walking Dead Season 11 will be its last, Daryl spinoff for 2023
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Walking Dead Season 11 will be its last, Daryl Dixon spinoff coming

Published: 9/Sep/2020 14:10 Updated: 9/Sep/2020 16:54

by David Purcell

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The Walking Dead may be about to close out on AMC with Season 11, sparking a new spinoff with Daryl Dixon. 

The popular show has been recording tremendous ratings in Season 10, even without its lead character Rick Grimes – played by Andrew Lincoln – who bowed out in Season 9.

Since that time, the likes of Daryl, Michonne, and others have been left to lead the pack in their fight against the Whisperers.

Now, the Season 10 finale hasn’t even been shown yet, with it set for an October 4 release, and a huge leak that has now been confirmed has revealed TWD will end in Season 11.

Negan in The Walking Dead
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The Walking Dead looks set to end early.

Walking Dead Season 11 confirmed to be final season

On September 9, gaming website IGN posted a graphic — that was very quick deleted — that alluded to the show’s demise.

A short while later, a new tweet from IGN confirmed that the show’s 11th season will be its last, and that a spinoff series focused on Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier will be premiering in 2023.

Daryl Dixon spinoff series coming

The show’s co-creator Angela Kang made it clear that the new series will likely feel a lot like a TWD piece, confirming that she and executive producer Scott Gimple will be keeping the story going. “The Walking Dead flagship series has been my creative home for a decade and so it’s bittersweet to bring it to an end,” she said, “but I could not be more excited to be working with Scott Gimple and AMC to develop a new series for Daryl and Carol.”

When Rick Grimes left the other survivors to their own devices, fans would have been expecting a heroic return. We might still get that, but the bigger picture for the franchise’s top TV show looks to be at risk.

Of course, there is no new information yet on what’s to come in the spinoff series, but it’s worth remembering that a Rick Grimes movie is also in the works, so the Walking Dead universe is very far from reaching its demise just yet.

The Walking Dead Season 10 finale airs on October 4.

Gaming

Spider-Verse producer wants Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitches in sequel

Published: 28/Nov/2020 19:29

by Theo Salaun

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The transformational glitches in Spider-Man: Miles Morales are pretty hilarious. So hilarious, in fact, that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s producer, screenplay and story writer, Phil Lord, wants to use them in the hit movie’s sequel.

Lord and his filmmaking duo, Christopher Miller, are no strangers to animation or comedy. With titles like Spider-Verse, Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street under their shared filmmaking belt, it’s no wonder that the two are unafraid of getting a little weird with the animated Spider-Man flick’s sequel.

And if you want inspiration for red and blue weirdness, look no further than the Miles Morales game. Playable on PS4 and PS5, the title has apparently been a massive success, with 97 percent of Google users enjoying it. While people are typically annoyed with launch day bugs, the issues with this one are just too funny to chastise. 

With weird, viral videos of players transforming into various inanimate objects, it was actually a transformation of a patio heater that caught Lord’s eye. Now, it appears that “Heater Parker” could become a reality in Spider-Verse 2.

Since the original Spider-Verse movie was chock-full of absurdities and goofy odes to different genres or pop-culture references, invoking a video game’s glitch should be no problem. And, as far as content goes, few things evoke comedic surrealism as much as a patio heater using a web to swing from building to building in New York City.

For Lord, at least, the randomized development mistake appears too funny to ignore as film inspiration: “We’re putting this in Spider-Verse 2 if we have any self-respect at all.”

Hopefully, he and Miller have as much self-respect as the title’s developers, Insomniac Games, have humility. In response to Lord’s tweet, which has since gone viral, the game’s makers couldn’t help but acknowledge their imperfections with a pun.

While we were under the impression that patio heaters were meant to heat patios, not hearts, the Insomniac reflection remains accurate: this silly, inanimate object glitch is “equally as embarrassing as it is heartwarming.”

But, above all else, they’re just funny. It could legitimately be one of gaming and cinema’s greatest, most randomly inspired crossovers if Spider-Verse 2 involves an alternate dimensional Heater Parker.