Season 10 of AMC’s The Walking Dead, which premiered in October of last year, was previously put on halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the season wrapped filming months ago, the post-production team was in the process of editing the season finale episode that was originally supposed to air back in April.
During The Walking Dead panel today at San Diego Comic Con’s Comic-Con@Home, the cast and crew of the show have (finally!) announced that the season finale will take place on Sunday, October 4 at 9 p.m. EST/PT on AMC! AMC previously announced that the finale will air as a standalone episode. As soon as the episode finishes airing, stay tuned because The Walking Dead: World Beyond will officially be premiering!
Although season 11 will no longer air this October like it normally would have, showrunner Angela Kang announced that there will be an extension onto season 10, with six new episodes ordered. “… We haven’t been able to start production but we will get back to work as soon as we safely can. We will not be airing season 11 episodes this year as we normally would in October, but we’re excited to announce an extended season 10, where there will be six extra episodes to follow the finale. Those will run in early 2021 if all goes well. We’re working on those now and will have more to share soon.”
Check out the extended clip of the first few minutes of the finale below!
To mark the historic occasion celebrating the 10 seasons of the show, the panel included content officer Scott Gimple, executive producers Angela Kang and Greg Nicotero as well as members of the cast Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan), Josh McDermitt (Eugene Porter), Seth Gilliam (Gabriel Stokes), Ross Marquand (Aaron), Khary Payton (Ezekiel) and Paola Lázaro (Princess) with moderating by Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead).
Check out the full The Walking Dead panel at Comic-Con@Home below!