“The Walking Dead” and more
2022 was the end for these programs
November 2022 was the end of “The Walking Dead”. But not only the successful zombie series came to an end this year.
In 2022 there were again a whole series series her end. Some of the finals turned out to be dramatic, while others were disappointing or controversial. The fans mourned the loss of one production, while others seemed to get their overdue end after an eternity.
“The Expanse” (6 seasons, final episode: January 14, 2022, Prime Video)
Whom “star trek” and “Star Wars” are too far removed from real space, they had a real alternative with the SciFi series “The Expanse” since 2015.
At the beginning of the year, the journey of Captain James Holden (Steven Strait, 36) and his crew ended in a bombastic finale after six seasons.
“The Last Kingdom” (5 seasons, last episode: March 9, Netflix)
Given the success of “Vikings” since 2013, the medieval series “The Last Kingdom” also found its audience two years later. Also plays here viking named Ragnar (Tobias Santelmann, 42) plays a decisive role. His death ultimately drives his foster son Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon, 39) to fight against his own people and set in motion a series of bloody events.
The adaptation of the fictional Uhtred saga ended with its fifth season as a series, but the pending feature film “Seven Kings Must Die” is only intended to really conclude the story.
“Peaky Blinders” (6 seasons, last episode: April 2, Netflix)
The gangster saga “Peaky Blinders” ended this year, but a final film about the Shelby family from Birmingham is still pending.
Actually, seven seasons were planned for the story of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy, 46) and relatives. But the corona pandemic changed the plan.
“Ozark” (4 seasons, last episode: April 29, Netflix)
Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman, 53) and his family launder money for a Mexican drug cartel in the Ozarks. Not only his wife Wendy (Laura Linney, 58), but also the children Charlotte (Sofia Hublitz, 23) and Jonah (Skylar Gaertner, 18) are involved.
But that was over after four seasons. The drama series captivated with deep characters and a gripping story that could definitely keep up with genre heavyweights like “Breaking Bad”.
“Grace and Frankie” (7 seasons, last episode: April 29, Netflix)
After their husbands come out and divorce, Grace (Jane Fonda, 84) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin, 83) move into a beach house in California. The unequal women maintain a turbulent friendship and process their experiences together – in their own way.
Fonda and Tomlin have been friends for a long time in real life. Their great chemistry made Grace and Frankie a real comedy treat, entertaining for seven seasons.
“This Is Us” (6 seasons, last episode: May 24, Prime Video)
The drama series “This Is Us” said goodbye in May after six seasons.
Jack (Milo Ventimiglia, 45) and Rebecca Pearson (Mandy Moore, 38) are expecting triplets, but one of the children dies in childbirth. The parents then take in a boy who was also born on that day. From then on, the lives of siblings Kate (Chrissy Metz, 42) and Kevin (Justin Hartley, 45) and their adoptive brother Randall (Sterling K. Brown, 46) are the focus and are illuminated on different time levels. Emotional moments caused one or two sobs.
“Locke & Key” (3 seasons, last episode: August 10, Netflix)
The mystery series “Locke & Key” follows the Locke siblings Tyler (Connor Jessup, 28), Kinsey (Emilia Jones, 20) and Bode (Jackson Robert Scott, 14) as they search for bizarre keys in their family home. Among other things, the mysterious Dodge (Laysla De Oliveira, 30) tries to forestall them.
After three seasons there are no more locks to open in the “Key House”.
“Better Call Saul” (6 seasons, last episode: August 15, Netflix)
The spin-off series “Better Call Saul” about the windy lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk, 60) from “Breaking Bad” was viewed critically when it was announced. Skeptics doubted that Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston, 66) legal counsel could provide enough material.
After six seasons and a furious finale, the enthusiasm could hardly be greater. On the contrary: quite a few even claim that the series is better than “Breaking Bad” itself. Rhea Seehorn (50) in particular was convincing as lawyer Kim Wexler across the board.
“The Walking Dead” (11 seasons, last episode: November 20, Disney+)
With the last episode on November 20th, the drama series “The Walking Dead” ended after eleven seasons in twelve years. But is the story about police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln, 49) and his companions in the zombie apocalypse really over?
After all, the franchise, which grew out of a comic book adaptation, is far from over. With numerous ongoing and announced spin-off series and video games, The Walking Dead lives on.