The Walking Dead will make its 11th San Diego Comic-Con appearance with a panel spotlighting "A Certain Doom, " which will air as a standalone episode later this year. Moderated by Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead), the panel features TWDU chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, executive producer Greg Nicotero, who directed the episode, and cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, and Paola Lazaro. In The Walking Dead episode 1016, "A Certain Doom," Beta engages the final battle of the Whisperer War.
The Walking Dead fans will finally get some closure and more from season 10. It was announced during today's [email protected] panel that the season 10 finale will premiere on Sunday, October 4th. That same night, Walking Dead: World Beyond will also premiere, which is something horror fans have been waiting a long time for. If all of that wasn't enough, season 10 is getting extended. Six extra episodes, which will run in early 2021, "if all goes well."
Waiting for things to "go well" is what we're all waiting for at the moment, but AMC seems positive that The Walking Dead season 10 will be extended. The original finale episode was put on hold at the beginning of the year when the public safety issue took over most of the world. Now, thanks to [email protected], we have a sneak peek at the first few minutes of the finale, which should be enough to keep fans waiting patiently for October to roll around. It doesn't reveal much, but that's not what we really needed anyway.
The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang recently hinted that the release date of the season 10 finale wasn't too far away. "We're almost at that finish line. They're trying to finish what they can, and then once things are up and running, we'll finish it out and air it." Luckily, principal photography had already wrapped and the crew just needed to finish the post-production work. However, even that was a challenge when social distancing and lockdowns became the new normal. Slowly, but surely, The Walking Dead crew were able to finish the finale.
The first trailer for The Walking Dead season 10 finale was incredibly intense. In the previously released footage, Gabriel carefully runs around the building in order to prepare everybody for the arrival of The Whisperers. A child suddenly points out they're outnumbered, and notes that all 5 teams will have to work together in order to get the mission done. This all leads to the reveal of Maggie, who will be returning to help out against The Whisperers. She gets caught up with all of the events from a handwritten letter.
All of this news comes after it was just announced that The Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman lost his lawsuit against the TV show producers. Kirkman filed the suit in 2017, along with producers Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara, and David Alpert. They accused the network of lowballing the fee to license the show from its production arm, AMC Studios. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Buckley sided with AMC on the matter, though the case is still far from over. While we wait for October 4th to come around, and more news about the season 10 extension, you can check out the first clip above, thanks to the Comic-Con International YouTube channel.