AMC has announced that The Walking Dead extended 10th season will premiere Sunday, February 28th at 9pm ET/8c. All six episodes will also debut early on AMC+, the premium streaming bundle, every Thursday prior to the episodes' linear premieres on Sundays, beginning February 25th. It has also been announced that Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) has joined the cast as Mays. In addition, Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill) has joined the cast as Lucille, along with new co-star Okea Eme-Akwari (Cobra Kai) as Elijah.
AMC also released a new table read clip from one of the new episodes, titled One More, which features Ross Marquand, Seth Gilliam and Robert Patrick with narration by Josh McDermitt. Last on The Walking Dead, we witnessed the fall of Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the end of the Whisperers War. The Kingdom had fallen, Hilltop was virtually destroyed and Alexandria abandoned to prepare for final battle. All survivors were trapped and separated from one another. Yet, when faced with almost certain death, they rallied together to fight, killing Beta (Ryan Hurst) and eliminating the threat of the horde.
In The Walking Dead extended 10th season episodes, we find the survivors trying to pick themselves up by their bootstraps following the destruction the Whisperers left in their wake. The years of struggle weigh upon them as past traumas surface, exposing their more vulnerable sides. As they question the state of humanity, the state of their collective community, and the states of their minds, will they find the inner strength to persevere with their lives, friendships, and group intact?
The first episode of the extended 10th season is titled, Home Sweet Home, and focuses on Maggie (Lauren Cohan) as she returns with a story she is not ready to share, even when her past catches up to her. Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan,) safety is at stake again. Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Maggie fight an unseen and unknown threat. David Boyd directs from a script written by Kevin Deiboldt and Corey Reed. Find Me is the title of the second episode. An adventure for Daryl and Carol (Melissa McBride) turns sideways when they come across an old cabin. It takes Daryl back to the years when he left the group after Rick disappeared as he relives a time that only the apocalypse could manifest. David Boyd directs from a script by Nicole Mirante-Matthews.
The Walking Dead extended season 10 continues with One More, which finds Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and Aaron (Ross Marquand), as they search for food and supplies to bring back to Alexandria. Small tragedies lead to bigger tragedies as faith is broken and optimism is fragmented when they are put to the ultimate test. Laura Belsey directs from a script by Erik Mountain and Jim Barnes. Splinter is directed Belsey from a script by Julia Ruchman and Vivian Tse. Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lázaro) are captured and separated. Princess struggles with memories of her traumatic past and tries to escape one way or another with the help of Ezekiel.
Diverged is the title of the fifth episode and it finds Daryl and Carol as they come to a fork in the road and head their separate ways. Each going into their own type of survival mode, the easiest of challenges become much harder. Will their individual journeys be the tipping point needed to mend their friendship or is the distance between them permanent? David Boyd directs from a script by Heather Bellson. The final episode is titled Here's Negan. Carol takes Negan on a journey, hoping to minimize the increasing tension. Negan reflects on the events that led him to this point and comes to a conclusion about his future. Laura Belsey directs from a script by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. You can check out the table read video above, thanks to the official Walking Dead YouTube channel.