Coronavirus delays The Walking Dead season 10 finale

The Walking Dead season 9 logo - AMC and Skybound
The Walking Dead season 9 logo - AMC and Skybound /

The Walking Dead season 10 finale has been postponed to a later date due to issues stemming from the impact of coronavirus across Hollywood.

For anyone wondering how big of an impact novel corona virus, also known as COVID-19, has made on the television and movie landscape, the latest news is that The Walking Dead season 10 finale will be delayed because post-production work was not able to be completed ahead of the episode’s April 12 planned airdate.

Here is a statement from AMC:

Current events have unfortunately made it impossible to complete post-production of The Walking Dead Season 10 finale, so the current season will end with its 15th episode on Sunday, April 5. The planned finale will appear as a special episode later in the year.

Given the work stoppage in the industry, special effects for the episode were unable to be completed ahead of the show’s planned airing, leading to a delay.

Today’s news means that the show will only have two episodes left in season 10, including this Sunday’s “Look at the Flowers”, which is episode 1014.

While it’s unfortunate to think of the season finale being delayed, the delay is out of an abundance of caution for the crew that works on the show. We want them to remain safe.

COVID-19 has already led to production shutdown on Fear the Walking Dead season 6 and a delay in the premiere of The Walking Dead: World Beyond. The Walking Dead writers have been working from home on season 11, but the show will very likely start filming later this summer once the danger from the novel coronavirus decreases.

It’s important to note, however, that post-production on 1016 and filming season 11 are not mutually exclusive and can happen at the same time, which is very important to remember.

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This is a developing story. Undead Walking will continue to provide information about the situation as more updates become available.