The Walking Dead season 10 finale may be coming late, but when it does arrive, jaws are going to drop. This, according to Greg Nicotero, who serves as a producer on the show and directed the upcoming episode. As Nicotero tells it, a lot is going to happen that may make the wait well worth it for fans.
AMC was forced to delay the episode as the post-production process hadn't been completed before the shutdown that took place in mid-March. The episode was originally set to air on April 12. During a recent interview, Greg Nicotero was asked about the finale and, without diving into spoilers, offered up some information that helps set the stage. Here's what Nicotero had to say about it.
"It's one of my favorite episodes of the season. What's great about our show is, and what [showrunner] Angela [Kang] has done so well, is keep the momentum of the story moving forward. Where we last everyone was that Beta and the horde were surrounding the tower. The finale picks up right where we left off. Our group is now having to deal with this giant mass of thousands of zombies surrounding where they're safe. There's a lot of character storylines that are [addressed], you get little bits of information here, here, here, and you want to end that chapter and start the next chapter in the finale. We address lots of stuff with Daryl, lots of stuff with Negan, lots of stuff with Beta, lots of stuff with Carol."
Aside from an assumed healthy amount of zombie carnage, the episode will bring about quite a bit of character development. Speaking a bit more about that, The Walking Dead season 11 will bring Lauren Cohan's Maggie back into the fold. Greg Nicotero also expressed his excitement for that bit of the episode.
"I think it's already been revealed that Maggie's return is in the finale, and it tees us up so well for Season 11 that it's a little agonizing for me to not be able to talk about it. Because the last two minutes of the finale, people's jaws are gonna drop."
Does that mean we're in for a big cliffhanger? A big reveal? The creators undoubtedly aren't going to dish out any spoilers so fans are left to wonder. But Greg Nicotero does not seem afraid to hype this one up. With so many of the original cast members out of the picture, having Maggie back could provide a nice boost for longtime fans of the show. And it sounds like her entrance will be big.
AMC has yet to give an air date to The Walking Dead season 10 finale. It is expected to air later this year as a one-off special. It also hasn't been made clear when season 11 will be able to begin production. Typically, the show returns in October but that could get pushed back depending on how things shake out. Feel free to check out the interview clip from the Fandom Twitter account.