The Walking Dead season ten is just about to wrap up, but fans will have to wait to see the season finale.  AMC annouced via the TWD Twitter page that production on episode sixteen is delayed due to COVID-19. The finale was scheduled to air on April 12 and according to, the episode will air as a special episode later this year. Here’s the official statement from AMC networks:

“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 April 5. The planned finale will appear as a special episode later in the year.”

TWD is the latest of many television shows and movies that halted production due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Executive producer Greg Nicotero stated on his Twitter that it’s the post production that is holding up the episode.  Post production includes VFX, music, sound mixing and sound FX.  It takes about three weeks from air date to complete.  Nicotero guarantees the episode will not disapoint. 

This news comes after to major blows to the franchise. Danai Gurira‘s final episode aired this past Sunday. And last week, AMC announced the new series, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, will premiere at a later date. 

The network does not have a timeline of when they expect to resume production on The Walking Dead season ten finale.  The Walking Dead: World Beyond premiere is also unknown at this time. 

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