The Walking Dead Season 10 hasn't been officially green lit by AMC yet, but showrunner Angela Kang reveals that work has already started on the next batch of new episodes. Season 9 is still airing, and unleashed its Mid-Season 9 finale last night, returning with the second half of the season this February. While production has wrapped on the first half of Season 9, it's believed that the cast and crew will reconvene in Atlanta to finish up the rest of the episodes soon.
In a recent interview, The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang admitted that Season 10 is already being mapped out. This is a pretty common practice in the world of television, and it seems like the writers hardly ever get a real break. The hit AMC show is going to have to step up its game now that Andrew Lincoln has exited the show. Kang had this to say about getting a head start on Season 10.
"I'm already working on season 10 stuff. Yeah, trying to get a little bit of a jump on it, so after I do this round of press calls today I'm actually gonna jump back in with a couple of my senior writers and we're gonna talk about some stuff, just because it's like we want to get a head start on things. But it's sort of like the process doesn't end on our side of it, because it takes about a year and a half to make a season of the show, but we always air about the same time every year, so there's always about like a half a year overlap."
As for what will happen in The Walking Dead Season 10, that's obviously being kept under wraps for the time being. However, with /the-walking-dead-season-9-ratings-fall-without-rick/Andrew Lincoln now gone, it looks like Angela Kang and crew are looking to focus on another character. Kang says that she and Lauren Cohan have been in contact about a possible Season 10 return. She explains.
"We will hopefully come back to Maggie's story in Season 10. Lauren and I have been texting about some things, and we're hopefully gonna schedule a conversation, but Georgie's group is definitely out there in the world doing some stuff, and I have some notion of what they're up to. They may also be part of the universe in general. That's really up to Scott (Gimple), but we'll see how it all plays out. In our minds, there's a lot of things going on in the world around our characters and the way that it intersects with our story, that's part of what we're talking about currently."
Andrew Lincoln won't be returning to AMC's The Walking Dead as Rick Grimes. Instead, it has been revealed that he will star in a trilogy of movies in the near future. As with Season 10, details about the new trilogy are being kept a secret for the time being. Lincoln is happy about his exit and is looking forward to the future, while also getting to spend some time with his family before getting back into the madness that is The Walking Dead again.
Ratings for The Walking Dead have been in a state of decline over the past two seasons. Andrew Lincoln's departure from the series allowed the ratings to even out for a few weeks, but they have continued their decline now that he's gone. With that being said, the show is going to have to pull out some pretty intense changes in order to get the show back on track in the ratings department. The interview with Angela Kang was originally conducted by Comic Book.