AMC hit series The Walking Dead has been marred by the coronavirus outbreak, which has led to a global lockdown. Film and TV production across the world have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought the entertainment industry to a grinding halt. The Walking Dead is just one of countless shows which has been affected by the global health crisis.
The zombie horror series has already been hit with season 10’s finale being postponed.
US network AMC already told fans on Twitter in March: “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 5th April.
“The first 8 episodes of The Walking Dead Season 10 will be available for free on http://AMC.com and the AMC app, immediately following the last Season 10 episode on Sunday, April 5 through Friday, May 1. Please follow us at @WalkingDead_AMC for updates.”
However, the good news is the finale is expected to be airing later this year.
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Executive producer Greg Nicotero also weighed in and said in a statement: “Post production for those who are curious involves VFX, music, sound mixing and sound FX.
“This process usually goes up to about 3 weeks from air date.
“I’m finding out about this same time you guys are and it’s disappointing but the episode will not disappoint. Be safe everyone.”
There’s been a further disruption in The Walking Dead universe of spin-off series World Beyond saw its premiere also pushed back.
Has The Walking Dead season 11 been cancelled?
Given the uncertainty caused by the outbreak, it’s not clear when season 11 would be coming out.
Seasons of The Walking Dead usually premiere in October with filming taking place soon
As filming isn’t occurring, this means the show will be postponed at the very least.
Speaking to Live with Kelly and Ryan, Negan actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan said: “As far as The Walking Dead and the next season, I don’t know.
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“No one knows when and where and how and if, y’know?”
He added: “It’s a big waiting game to see what’s going to happen.”
Nicotero also spoke to Den of Geek about season 11, saying: “The good news is the writers are cranking away.”
He went on to say: “So fingers crossed that we’ll have all of our scripts or a lot of the scripts ready to go by the time we start production.
“Television’s tricky because you got to give the writers’ room time to break the story.
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“Once you get into production and that boat leaves the dock, then you’re sort of holding on for dear life.”
He said the plan was to get as far as possible with the scripts, so when production did eventually resume the cast and crew could “hit the ground running”.
Nicotero said by this stage “a lot of the hiccups will have already been refined” and the series would be “ready to go”.
From his words, it seems season 11 is very much in the works with more to come from the show.
However, it will be a waiting game to find out when production can resume and fans get the next chapter of the post-apocalyptic series.
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