“The Walking Dead” will not be able to release the season 10 finale on time due to the ongoing crisis surrounding the coronavirus…
“The Walking Dead” season 10 will end without the finale airing on time.
On Tuesday, the zombie apocalypse drama announced that due to the ongoing crisis surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, post production work on “The Walking Dead” season 10, episode 16 would not be completed in time to air on AMC on April 12.
Instead, “The Walking Dead” season 10 will come to a close with episode 15 on April 5 with plans to air the season finale as a special one-shot episode at a later date.
“Current events have unfortunately made it impossible to complete post-production of The Walking Dead Season 10 finale, so the current season will end with its 15th episode on April 5. The planned finale will appear as a special episode later in the year,” AMC said in a statement released on Twitter.
“The first 8 episodes of The Walking Dead Season 10 will be available for free on http://AMC.com and the AMC app, immediately following the last Season 10 episode on Sunday, April 5 through Friday, May 1.”
(2/2) The first 8 episodes of The Walking Dead Season 10 will be available for free on https://t.co/NfMwWHuYYn and the AMC app, immediately following the last Season 10 episode on Sunday, April 5 through Friday, May 1. Please follow us at @WalkingDead_AMC for updates.
— The Walking Dead on AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) March 24, 2020
This is the third delay that “The Walking Dead” universe has experienced in the wake of the COVID-19 infecting more than 50,000 people in the United States over the past few months. “Fear the Walking Dead” had to stop production on season 6 due to the outbreak and the new spinoff series — “The Walking Dead: World Beyond” — was pushed back from its original release date on April 12 to a later date still to be determined.
It’s obviously disappointing news as “The Walking Dead” remains one of the highest rated and most popular shows on cable even in the midst of a 10th season. This past week saw actress Danai Gurira make her final appearance on “The Walking Dead” after spending the better part of eight plus seasons as part of the cast.
“The Walking Dead” post show “Talking Dead” has also been affected by the coronavirus after one episode was cancelled and last week’s installment was recorded with all of the guests calling in from their homes to adhere to social distancing rules.
As of now there’s still no word on when “The Walking Dead” season 10 finale will actually air and there’s a good chance season 11 will also be delayed after the show was supposed to get back into production in May in Georgia.