AMC may not know when they are going to air The Walking Dead season 10 finale, but fans should start preparing themselves now for some major deaths. This, according to executive producer Denise Huth, who has teased that not everyone is going to make it out of the season's 16th episode alive. But this is a show about the zombie apocalypse, after all.
Because of the recent production shutdown, AMC wasn't able to finish the season 10 finale. Instead, the most recent episode of The Walking Dead, The Tower, served as the end for the time being. It left fans with something of a big cliffhanger that needs to be resolved. Here's what Denise Huth had to say about it on the most recent episode of Talking Dead.
"Following the attack on Hilltop, they reconvened at the rendezvous point and clearly things have happened, a little bit of time has passed, and they've come up with a plan. We don't necessarily know what that plan is. You definitely get the sense that they're preparing for an attack to come, they know it's coming, and how can they solve the problem of this giant horde? Beta is one thing, he's one man. Those thousands of walkers are a whole different deal. A lot were killed in the fire at Hilltop, but he still has a bunch, and as we saw in a previous episode, he's gathering even more."
The Tower saw the communities prepare for the final battle of the Whisperer War, with Eugene's group encountering Princess. In the end, Daryl, Carol, Kelly, Luke and other survivors dealing with Beta's army of walkers. Ultimately, they ended up desperate and disguised themselves with bloody ponchos to try and escape. Whatever plan they have managed to hatch probably won't be enough to save them all though. Speaking further, Huth had this to add.
"We're seeing [the survivors] more together, it's clear that they have some sort of plan, but there's still that fear. There's still the knowledge that this is tricky, and that once again maybe not everyone is going to get out alive."
Not that it's a major surprise to have characters die on the show at this point, but it still doesn't do much to lessen the blow for longtime fans. The question is, who might be on the chopping block? For now, all anyone can do is speculate on that one. Though, it seems somewhat safe to assume that Daryl is safe, given that he is one of few remaining original cast members.
The Walking Dead has already been renewed for season 11. While few details have been revealed, Lauren Cohan will be making her return as Maggie. It's not known at this time if the current production shutdown will affect the upcoming season's schedule, but it may be far enough out that the network can adjust accordingly. To watch the full episode of Talking Dead, head on over to AMC.com.