The cast and creators of The Walking Dead thanked fans after Sunday’s series finale, which put an end to AMC’s zombie drama after 11 seasons, 12 years, and 177 episodes.
In the almost 13-minute video posted on the YouTube page of The Walking Dead over Thanksgiving, cast members from past and present seasons shared their appreciation for the fans who made the comic book adaptation of Robert Kirkman one of the most popular series on tv.
Below, watch the video with the appearances of Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morganthe original cast members Chandler Riggs, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden and many others.
Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes): “It was so surreal and amazing and thrilling and terrifying.
And that’s when no one knew who we were.
We were just forging our own path.
This was one of the most important moments of my life, a truly emotional experience“.
Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon): “It has been such an honor to play this part for 11 seasons, to know so many of you.
Sending you lots of love and thanks for joining us on this crazy ride.
Honestly, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much.”
Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier): “Without the fans, this would never have happened. It was never going to happen.
The support you have given to our show is incredible.
I’m thinking about new fans and I’m thinking about the people I know have been there since the beginning.”
Danai Gurira (Michonne): “I got into season 3, so I knew it was already a fan-favorite show.
I was entering an avalanche very carefully.
Because of all of that, I was like, ‘What am I? part of? What is happening?’ It was very clear that I was in a whole new world at the time.”.
Lauren Cohan (Maggie Rhee):I’m so thankful we had the chance to do this and that it matters to you.
I just have a lot of memories and I bet you guys do too.”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan): “I’ve never been a part of anything like this The Walking Dead.
It’s been an incredible ride and we owe it all to you.
What a great trip, it has been an honor to ride this wave with all of you.
Thank you for every second of these 11 years. Thanks for your passion.”
Lennie James (Morgan Jones): “There’s no way, looking back at where we were when we were shooting that pilot episode, that anyone could have guessed that what we were doing would turn out to be one of the greatest TV shows of all time.
A thousand thanks.“
Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes): “None of us thought The Walking Dead would become so iconic.
Playing such a fan-favorite character, it was such an incredible experience that I consider myself very lucky.
I can’t thank you enough for being there with me every step of the way.”
Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel): “I am so proud to be a part of this magnificent work.
Thanks so much for being there.“
Ross Marchand (Aaron): “It was a huge, huge turning point in my life and one that I will forever be grateful for.
We literally could not have had 11 seasons of this show without your loyalty and without your enthusiasm and genuine joy in watching this show year after year.
Lauren Ridloff (Connie): “I want to tell you that I love you. You guys are truly family.
Thanks for the love.”
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