Actors and creators the walking Dead They’re giving fans thanks following Sunday’s series finale, which put the AMC zombie drama to rest after 11 seasons, 12 years, and 177 episodes. In the approximately 13-minute video posted to the walking Dead On the Thanksgiving YouTube page, cast members from seasons past and present shared their appreciation for the fans who made Robert Kirkman’s comic book adaptation one of the highest-rated series in cable history. Below, watch the video featuring Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danny Gurira, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, original cast members Chandler Riggs, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, and many more.
Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes): “It was so surreal, amazing, exciting, terrifying. And that was when no one knew who we were. We were just kind of having our way. This was one of the most important characters in my life, and it was a really exciting experience.”
Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon): “It has been a real honor to play this role for 11 seasons, and to get to know so many of you. I am sending you so much love, and thank you for being with us on this crazy journey. Honestly, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much.”
Melissa McBride (Carol Pelletier): “Without the fans, this would never have happened. It never would have happened. The support you’ve given our show is incredible. I’m thinking about the new fans and I’m thinking about the people I know were there from the start.”
Danny Gurira (Michonne): “I came on season three, so I knew it was already a fan-favorite show. I was walking into the juggernaut very carefully. Because of all this squabbling, I was like, ‘What am I a part of?'” what is happening? It was clear that I was in a whole new world at that moment.
Lauren Cohan (Maggie Ray): “I’m so grateful we had the opportunity to make this happen and it means so much to you. I have so many memories, and I bet you do too.”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan): “I’ve never been a part of anything quite like it the walking Dead. It was an amazing run, and we all owe it to you. What an amazing trip, and it was an honor to take this journey with all of you. Thank you for every second of those 11 years. Thank you for your passion.”
Lenny James (Morgan Jones): “There’s no way, looking back, and looking back at where we stood when we were filming that pilot episode, that anyone could have imagined that what we were doing was going to turn into one of the biggest TV shows ever. Thank you very much.”
Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes): “None of us thought that the walking Dead It will get very creative. To play a character that is so beloved by the fans, it was a truly amazing experience and one that I am so lucky to cherish. I can’t thank you enough for being with me every step of the way.”
Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel): “I am so proud to be a part of this amazing business. Thank you so much for being there.”
Ross Marquand (Aaron): “It was a huge, massive turning point in my life, and I will be forever grateful for it. We literally couldn’t have had 11 seasons of this show without your loyalty, without the excitement, and true joy of watching this show year after year. So much love.”
Lauren Ridloff (Connie): “I want to tell you that I love you. You really are family. Thank you for the love.”