AMC Networks will no longer be airing the Season 10 finale of “The Walking Dead” as it was previously scheduled, due to post-production being affected by the current coronavirus pandemic. The episode will now be fixed to air as a television special later this year. The current season will end with the show’s April 5 episode.
“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 April 5,” AMC Network said Tuesday.
The previous episode, titled “What We’ve Become,” saw longtime star Danai Gurira (“Black Panther”) in her last appearance as Michonne on the zombie apocalypse series. The show, from creators Frank Darabont and Angela Kang, has been airing on the AMC network for a decade now, embedding itself with some of the longest-running fan bases in genre television.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Gurira talked of her character’s departure form the series.
It really felt like a very generous way of giving the character her final nod as she leaves the show, to allow us to see who she could have been as opposed to who she has become. I really dug that. They had the wonderful architecture in place but I was able to contribute to it. The long and short of what you saw in the episode is what they came up with in the writers’ room.
The news of the Season 10 finale delay comes during a time where much other television series have been forced to halt production. This includes Netflix’s “The Witcher” series, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Amazon’s “Lord of The Rings” series, Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” “Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” and “WandaVision,” and plenty more.