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Shameless season 11 was the final outing of the award-winning drama series starring William H Macy, Fans are still recovering from the emotional finale but will there be a Shameless spin-off in the future? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.

Will there be a Shameless spin-off?

After 10 years on screen, Shameless has officially come to an end.

The final episode was emotional to say the least, as viewers at home mourned the passing of Frank Gallagher (played by William H Macy).

Frank, who had several near-death experiences, died of coronavirus in the final episode of Shameless.

Speaking to Deadline Hollywood, John Wells shared his thoughts on a Shameless spin-off.

He said: “: I would love to be able to do more of something. We wanted to do more years of this. 

“But now that we’ve finished it up and I saw all of the sets in the trash at Warner, I think we’re really done.”

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However, when pressed if it really was the end of SHameless he teased: “Well, never say never in the world that we live in now.”

If Shameless was to return, it will most likely not feature the loveable Frank Gallagher, considering he died at the end of the final episode. 

However, Wells shared there were several details not included in the finale that he had originally wanted to include. 

If a Shameless spin-off does come into fruition, perhaps it can focus on the plot points which were missed in the series finale.

Aside from the Frank Gallagher storyline, the fate of the Gallagher children and grandchildren was left open, to say the least. 

For example, Lip (Jeremy Allen White) was considering having a second child whilst Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey (Noel Fisher) considered adopting a baby.

Debbie (Emma Kenney) may or may not have left Chicago and Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) was thinking of buying The Alibi from Kevin (Steve Howey) and Veronica (Shanola Hampton).

Wells told Deadline: “The original idea was that we would see Kevin Bell leave and that we’d also see Carl purchase the bar that he was going to turn into a cop bar, and I never quite got there.

“And, of course, wanted to do something else with Emmy [Rossum], which ended up with the Fiona character, which we ultimately weren’t able to do.

“So, yeah, I wish there had been more we could have had in there.”

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A Fiona Gallagher spin-off would go down a treat with fans, who were left disappointed Emmy Rossum did not reprise her role in the season finale.

Sadly, due to the impact of coronavirus on production and filming schedules, Rossum was unable to travel from New York to LA to film scenes for the final episode. 

Shameless fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts of Fiona Gallagher’s absence from the finale and their demands to find out what happened to her.

The last time viewers saw Fiona Gallagher, she managed to get her life together and left Chicago behind.

One fan tweeted: “I’m so sad that you weren’t in the series finale. I know it’s ‘just a TV show,’ but Fiona’s storyline not getting some kind of closure actually hurts. Is she ok, is she happy, will she ever see her family again, we’ll never know. It’s as if she never existed. Disappointed face.”

A second fan said: “I thought Emmy would do a snippet of a cameo in the Fiona retrospective episode. Not gonna lie, I was sad.”

A third fan added: “I have continued to watch the series since you left. However, it feels like the show is empty without you in it. Forever miss Fiona.”

Whether Emmy Rossum would return for a Shameless spin-off remains unknown for now.

When she announced she would not be returning to Shameless after series nine in 2018, Rossum said ” I know you will continue on without me, for now. There is much more Gallagher story to be told. I will always be rooting for my family. 

“Try not to think of me as gone, just think of me as moving down the block.”

Although she did not appear in the series finale, there were plenty of references to Fiona and her father even spoke to her out loud in his final moments, suggesting although she was absent, Fiona’s presence will always be felt.

Express.co.uk will update this article when more information is available.

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