The Walking Dead postpones the final of its current series due to the coronavirus epidemic.
AMC Networks, making it long-lasting zombie horror, says the current COVID-19 the pandemic had made it “impossible” to continue season 10 as planned.
(1/2) Current events have unfortunately made it impossible to post-produce the finale of The Walking Dead Season 10, so the current season will end with its 15th episode on April 5. The scheduled finale will appear as a special episode later in the year. pic.twitter.com/TqeSHgRdKR
– AMC networks (@AMC_TV) March 24, 2020
By posting a statement on their official Twitter page, they told fans: “Current events unfortunately made it impossible to post-produce the finale of The Walking Dead Season 10, so the current season will end with its 15th episode on April 5.
“The scheduled finale will appear as a special episode later this year.”
This means that the series, which started last October, will now end with its penultimate episode, while the finale will follow as a standalone episode on an as yet unknown date.
Executive producer and director Greg Nicotero said in comments: “Post-production for those who are curious is about visual effects, music, sound mixing and sound effects. This process usually takes up to about 3 weeks to from the date of broadcast. “
He added: “I am inquiring about this same time you are and it is disappointing but the episode will not disappoint. Be safe everyone.”
The American show, based on a series of comics, lasts 10 years and stars British actor Andrew Lincoln in the first nine seasons.
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Samantha Morton joined the cast in season 10, playing the leader of the Whisperers, Alpha.
The pre-production of season 11 has already been suspended due to the virus, like many television and film productions around the world.
Lincoln was also to resume his role as Rick Grimes in a cinematographic trilogy based on the show, but these plans also will undoubtedly have been suspended.
The show’s new spin-off – The Walking Dead: World Beyond – was also postponed to “later this year” due to coronavirus.
Meanwhile, streaming sites have seen a huge increase in apocalyptic movie downloads, including Contagion and Outbreak after the pandemic.
Many people trapped in their homes due to social isolation or self-isolation seem to have turned to disaster thrillers, which simulate the spread of a global pandemic, in an attempt to reconcile with the climate current coronavirus.