The Walking Dead panel at SDCC at Home to feature season 10 finale news

Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko, Paola Lazaro as Princess - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 15 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko, Paola Lazaro as Princess - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 15 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC /

Fans will finally get an update about The Walking Dead season finale at SDCC

It has been a minute since The Walking Dead came to an abrupt halt in April after the penultimate episode of the season. That episode, 1015, became the de facto finale and temporary placeholder for the season finale thanks to post-production delays on the actual finale. Now, fans will finally (hopefully) learn more about “A Certain Doom” at the SDCC at Home event in July.

SDCC at Home takes place July 22-26 and it’s open to fans all over the world at no cost. That means fans will be able to tune in for Hall H-level panels from the comfort of their homes, with no need to camp in long lines overnight.

AMC announced that the TWD panel will feature an update on The Walking Dead season 10 finale, “A Certain Doom”, and according to the press release it “will air as a standalone episode later this year” so that means there could be a trailer for it, but don’t expect the episode any time soon. It doesn’t sound like it’s coming for a while.

Naturally there has been a lot of social media speculation about the season finale. Many fans believe that AMC is withholding it on purpose, that the episode has been done for a long time and that AMC is holding it back for higher ratings later. It’s easy to see why some people feel this way. The lack of a proper finale has been a thorn in fans’ sides since the initial announcement of a delay.

The reality is a lot more complex. While The Walking Dead films in Georgia, post-production takes place in Los Angeles and even with studios getting the green light to start work again, no one seems to be hurrying back to the editing bays because COVID-19 is spiking more than ever.

It was unfortunate that Robert Kirkman said in an interview there is a date in mind because that quote seems to have been misconstrued about a dozen times over, leading to anger that the episode is being held back on purpose. That doesn’t seem to be the case given that there are no indications that the post-production work has been finished yet.

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For now, as hard as it is, we can rest assured that news is coming, and the episode will arrive at some point this year. Silver linings, right?