‘Shameless’ is based on the award-winning British television series of the same name by Paul Abbott, which was created by John Wells for Showtime. The Gallagher family is the focus of this slice-of-life drama set in Chicago’s South Side neighbourhood of Canaryville. If you want to get into a crazy situation with a drunk patriarch, look no further than Frank Gallagher. After the death of his wife, he descends into a deep depression, and he and his children become estranged.
When it debuted in January 2011, the show became the network’s longest-running scripted series with eleven seasons. The series was widely praised by the media for its stellar cast, gripping storylines, and even a little bit of shock value. You must be eager to find out if there will be the twelfth instalment. We have some good news for you in that case.
Shameless Season 12 Release Date
Season 12 of Shameless is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on September 14, 2018.
Season 11 of ‘Shameless’ debuted on Showtime on December 6, 2020, and will conclude on April 11, 2021, with season finale. Netflix will release the entire season on October 11, 2021, in its entirety. Each episode in the eleventh season clocks in at between 45 and 59 minutes long.
Let’s now take a look at what the future holds for the upcoming season. Showtime renewed the series for an additional season on January 13th, 2020. This announcement was made at a time when Showtime President of Entertainment Gary Levine was revealing that season 11 would be the final one for the Gallagher family.
The Storyline of Shameless Season 12
This family drama has been centred on Frank Gallagher, who for the most part has avoided answering any questions about his paternal responsibilities. It was always the intention, according to showrunner John Wells, that the character would be forced to deal with the consequences of his actions. Because Frank’s family has stayed around, he said, “Frank absolutely can’t have survived forever without any consequences to all of this bad behaviour.”
In the final season of this show, Frank becomes infected with the COVID-19 virus. Seemingly, he cannot evade the past, and it catches up to him at last – with his alcoholic dementia worsening, an onset of COVID-19 sees Frank finally biting the dust. The ending is also a tribute to the victims of the virus in Chicago’s South Side, where many people have been killed by the disease.
In addition, the show’s popularity had dwindled in the later seasons. The number of people who watched the eleventh season was down 32% from the tenth instalment, at 576,000. It appears that the show’s ending was a foregone conclusion based on these various factors. Although it did manage to end on a positive note. As a result, season 12 of ‘Shameless’ is highly unlikely.
Although the show has been extremely popular, there is still a possibility of spin-offs. There are still some unanswered questions in the series finale, such as whether Lip decides to sell the family home. In the event that a spin-off is created, it may focus on the Gallagher siblings. No official announcement has been made about a sequel show, but it is an interesting possibility.