The Walking Dead season 5 will get a 90-minute finale

The Walking Dead will end its fifth season with a bang, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that the AMC show will wrap up with a special 90-minute finale.

The report goes on to mention an accompanying episode of live aftershow Talking Dead, which will apparently “bid farewell to fallen characters”.

It remains to be seen whether that’s a reference to those who have already departed or whether the finale will see some more key deaths. We wouldn’t bet against the latter…

With the season premiere having set a new ratings record for the series, The Walking Dead is more popular than ever, so it’s good to know fans will be rewarded with a bumper episode to round off the latest run.

The final episode will air in the US on 29 March 2015, with a UK date to be confirmed.

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