AMC was present at Friday’s Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con. They released the anticipated trailer for season ten of “The Walking Dead.” A surprise teaser trailer followed it, revealing the return of Rick Grimes onto the big screen as a production of Universal Pictures. Comic writer and show producer Robert Kirkman has a first-look deal with Universal, paving the project to expand with three total theatrical features. The network also announced the renewal into season six for its spinoff “Fear the Walking Dead.” Executive producer Scott M. Gimple also revealed more spinoff ideas are in the works for the zombie apocalyptic universe that’s treading on a decade of being on the air. “We’re getting ready to show more of the world in a bunch of different shows, said Gimple.
Showrunner Angela Kang was accompanied onstage with executive producers Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero. She said they are continuously finding ways to expand on the story. This is prominent in Gimple’s words on spinoff territory and where the universe can go, now that its latest season strays away from the comics.
Hurd announced the addition of two more characters into the series, Thora Birch as Gamma and Kevin Carol as Virgil. The show’s ninth season concluded with Michonne, Daryl, Carol and Ezekiel rising from the aftermath of “The Calm Before.” Now with the loss of Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan), the survivors try and move forward. Gurira, who plays Michonne, confirmed her exit at the panel, that this season will be her character’s last.
Cast who joined the panel included Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Ryan Hurst, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Nadia Hilker, Eleanor Matsuura, and Cailey Fleming.The discussion was moderated by Chris Hardwick.
“In the fight against the Whisperers, there’s no going back.” The tenth season of “The Walking Dead” premieres October 6 on AMC. At the panel, a series special was announced for August 11, which will kickoff 11 weeks of season ten reveals leading to its upcoming premiere. Watch the new season trailer and movie teaser below!