We may be seeing The Walking Dead season 10 finale soon. This, according to Robert Kirkman who has revealed that AMC has set a new air date for the episode, which was originally scheduled to debut in April but was delayed following the widespread production shutdown that hit the industry in mid-March. Unfortunately, for the time being, Kirkman isn't ready to say exactly when that will be.
Robert Kirkman, who created the Image Comics series and serves as a producer on the show, was recently a guest on the Cartoonist Kayfabe podcast. During the interview, the subject of The Walking Dead season 10 came up. Kirkman was vague but did confirm that a date has been settled on. Here's what Kirkman had to say about it.
"The old Walking Dead show will be coming back. We'll be airing, I know dates. I don't think they're public. But we have the finale of [Season 10]... there will be more Walking Dead television for you to watch at some point in the future."
Given that Robert Kirkman says dates, it seems fairly safe to assume he knows dates for the other shows on deck in the universe as well. Fear the Walking Dead season 6 (which still needs to finish filming) is set to debut sometime this summer. No specific date has been revealed as of yet. There is also the World Beyond spin-off. Its premiere date was also delayed back in March. AMC hasn't yet revealed when fans can expect to see the new show but it seems those plans are well underway. It's just a matter of when the network intends to reveal that information.
It was recently revealed that San Diego Comic-Con will be having a digital event in July instead of its usual massive annual gathering. The Walking Dead has been a big part of SDCC for the past decade. Though pure speculation at this point, it's possible AMC could use the online event to make some announcements regarding the shows. There's also the matter of The Walking Dead season 11. There is no word yet on when filming will get underway but that is something else that could be addressed at the event. But most importantly, if a date has been set for the season 10 finale, it seems work is either done on the episode, or close enough to done that plans can be made.
When the production shutdown hit, the episode was in post-production and was nearly complete. California recently allowed movie and TV shows to resume filming, which means post-production work should be able to resume as well. Greg Nicotero, who directed the episode, recently promised that it will be "jaw-dropping." We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details are made available. For more with Robert Kirkman, you can check out the full interview via the Cartoonist Kayfabe YouTube channel.