AMC isn't breaking tradition even though San Diego Comic-Con isn't happening as it usually does this year. Instead, the network is bringing The Walking Dead to [email protected] with a virtual panel, bringing together the cast and crew of the hit zombie series. They will be revealing the season 10 finale, A Certain Doom, which was originally scheduled to air earlier this year but will instead be airing as a standalone special. Now, we're set to learn more about it.
The Walking Dead will make its 11th San Diego Comic-Con appearance with the panel spotlighting the episode, which was originally set to be the season 10 finale. It will air later this year. The panel will be moderated by Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead) and the Walking Dead universe's chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, as well as showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, and executive producer Greg Nicotero, who directed the episode. Cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton and Paola Lazaro are set to appear as well. The panel is set to kick off online at 1 p.m. PT.
Like many productions, The Walking Dead had to pause production in mid-March. The Walking Dead The season 10 finale was in the middle of post-production, which means the network wasn't able to complete it on time to air as planned. Instead, AMC hatched a plan to turn it into a one-off special that will help bridge the gap ahead of season 11. A Certain Doom will see Beta engage in the final battle of the Whisperer War. Nicotero previously called the episode "jaw-dropping."
Even before it became one of the biggest shows on cable, The Walking Dead was a staple of SDCC. Robert Kirkman's comic book, for which the show is based, was released by Image Comics in 2003 and quickly became a huge hit. Now, the franchise has blossomed into a multi-faceted media beast that includes several shows, books and even a trilogy of upcoming movies centered on Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes. But this panel's focus will be relatively limited, as it is taking a look, very specifically, at this episode. Though there is always the chance for a surprise or two along the way.
SDCC had to cancel the in-person event this year, like many other major events, as it became unsafe to proceed as planned. But the organizers have truly tried to make the best of it by hosting [email protected], that will see dozens of panels, covering movies, TV shows and more, throughout the entire weekend. For zombie lovers, AMC is also bringing Walking Dead: World Beyond to the event, as well as Fear the Walking Dead season 6. Be sure to check out The Walking Dead panel for yourself. And be sure to keep up with our coverage of [email protected] throughout the weekend.