The Walking Dead finale delayed due to coronavirus

The Walking Dead universe suffers another setback from the coronavirus crisis as AMC announced that the season ten finale will be postponed to an unspecified date. The current season will continue to air until the penultimate episode on April 5.

AMC announced the delay on their official Twitter account:

The network added that the first eight episodes of the current season will be available for free on AMC.com and the AMC app after the April 5 episode airs and these will be available until May 1st. The tenth season focuses on the conflict between the heroes’ communities and The Whisperers, led by the ruthless Alpha (played by Samantha Morton.) Hopefully, if the finale airs later this year, fans will get closure from the existing storyline as well as a glimpse into the future of the show, since the show has already been renewed for an eleventh season.

The Walking Dead finale delayedAs previously reported, the premiere of the upcoming spinoff of the series, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, has also been moved to a later date. This series will feature a new generation of younger characters who have grown up during the apocalypse. According to a report by Collider, the season ten finale of the main show might be setting up the story for World Beyond and therefore if it cannot be aired on schedule, the spinoff will not make sense either.

This is just the latest in the list of television series impacted by the current global pandemic. All production has been halted on new series and post-production for existing shows have not pushed through either. How the television landscape will be further impacted by the crisis will become clearer in the next few weeks as the community quarantine continues worldwide.

The Walking Dead season ten airs every Sunday on AMC.

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