The Walking Dead is holding off the finale of its present series due to the coronavirus outbreak.
AMC Networks, that makes the long-running zombie scary, stated the present COVID-19 pandemic had actually made it “impossible” to proceed with season 10 as prepared.
( 1/2) Present occasions have actually regrettably made it difficult to total post- production of The Walking Dead Season 10 finale, so the present season will end with its 15 th episode on April 5. The prepared finale will look like an unique episode later on in the year. pic.twitter.com/TqeSHgRdKR
— AMC Networks (@AMC_TV)March 24, 2020
Publishing a declaration on their official Twitter page, they informed fans: “ Present occasions have actually regrettably made it difficult to total post- production of The Walking Dead Season 10 finale, so the present season will end with its 15 th episode on April 5.
“The prepared finale will look like an unique episode later on in the year.”
This suggests the series, which began last October, will now conclude with its penultimate episode, while the finale will follow as a standalone episode at a yet unidentified date.
Executive manufacturer and director Greg Nicotero clarified in the remarks: “Post production for those who are curious involves VFX, music, sound mixing and sound FX. This process usually goes up to about 3 weeks from air date.”
He added: “I’m finding out about this same time you guys are and it’s disappointing but the episode will not disappoint. Be safe everyone.”
The American show, which is based upon a comics series, has run for 10 years and starred British star Andrew Lincoln in the first 9 seasons.
Samantha Morton signed up with the cast in season 10, playing leader of the Whisperers, Alpha.
Pre-production of season 11 has actually currently been postponed due to the infection, like lots of TELEVISION and movie productions worldwide.
Lincoln was likewise due to repeat his role of Rick Grimes in a movie trilogy based upon the show, however these strategies too will no doubt have actually been postponed.
A brand-new spinoff of the show – The Walking Dead: World Beyond – has actually likewise been pressed back to “later this year” due to coronavirus
On the other hand, streaming websites have actually seen a substantial rise in downloads of apocalyptic movies consisting of Contagion and Outbreak following the pandemic.
Lots of stuck at home due to social distancing or self-isolation appear to have actually turned to the catastrophe thrillers, which imitate the spread of a global pandemic, in a quote to come to terms with the present coronavirus environment.