‘The Walking Dead’ Season Finale Halted Due to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus has taken its toll on another horror staple: It was reported that The Walking Dead is ending its season sooner than expected.

A statement from AMC, as reported by TVLine, says the show’s current season “will end with its 15th episode on April 5. The planned finale will appear as a special episode later in the year.

“Current events have made it impossible to complete post-production of The Walking Dead Season 10 finale,” the statement added.

This news comes just days after AMC said it was delaying the launch of The Walking Dead: World Beyond until later this year, also because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The new show was scheduled for an April 12 premiere, airing right after the now-postponed Season 10 finale of The Walking Dead.

This new show will revolve around the first generation of survivors raised after the zombie apocalypse. According to the show’s description, “two sisters, along with two friends, leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead, on an important quest.”

This spinoff will star Alexa Mansour (The Resident) and Aliyah Royale (The Red Line).

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features.

Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).
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