The Walking Dead franchise has achieved its goal of running all year round with the success of its spinoff series. The original series, based on the graphic novels, ended in 2022 after 11 seasons and 177 episodes. However, spinoffs like Fear The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Tales of the Walking Dead, and others have kept the franchise alive. The viewer numbers for the original series declined in recent seasons, but the brand remains valuable. New spinoffs featuring fan-favorite characters like Maggie and Negan, Daryl Dixon, and Rick Grimes are keeping the franchise going strong.