“The Walking Dead” will be ending with an expanded two-year eleventh season that will span 24 episodes, bringing the long-running AMC series to an end sometime in 2022.
Season 11 kicks off this Summer, and Deadline is reporting tonight on some casting news for the new season. Michael James Shaw (“Constantine,” “Limitless”) has signed on.
Michael James Shaw will be playing Mercer in the show’s eleventh and final season. The character debuted in Issue #177 of Robert Kirkman’s comic, on which the show is based.
The Walking Dead Wiki explains the character, “[Mercer] is an officer of the Commonwealth and the de-facto leader of the Commonwealth Military.”