After a long COVID-19 hiatus, The Walking Dead is officially back to work on new episodes, and Norman Reedus (Daryl) has the pictures to prove it.
The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus (Daryl) has shared a behind-the-scenes photo from the set, confirming that filming has started back up.
But Reedus isn’t filming for season 11, nor for any of the spinoffs. Instead, he’s working on six additional episodes for season 10 coming in 2021. That’s right: the season 10 finale has aired, and we’re still getting more!
Unfortunately, at the moment we don’t know much about these upcoming episodes. We know that Lauren Cohan (Maggie) has already started filming, which has inspired speculation that we’ll be getting a look at where she’s been since she left the show in season 9, including an explanation for how she met the mysterious masked character she now travels with. Carol and Daryl will be involved, too.
AMC describes the new episodes as an “extension of episodes beyond the finale,” with each episode being more character-focused rather than continuing the larger story.
And it sounds like a lot more characters will be involved than we first thought. During The Walking Dead‘s virtual panel at New York Comic-Con, showrunner Angela Kang teased that everyone present on the panel — Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Khary Payton, and Paola Lazaro — would turn up.
We’ve got some great stuff for everybody that’s on this panel. We’re really going to see an episode with Maggie when she comes back since we just got to see her for a little bit in the finale that just aired. We’ll find out more about the group that is on the road-trip.
During the panel, Kang was asked about a potential adaptation of the Here’s Negan comic by Robert Kirkman. “Fans will be happy soon,” she said, not giving any more detail than that.
Here’s Negan is essentially a short origin story for the villain. I’m sure they could fit it all into one episode.
Of course, filming has been made more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Walking Dead shut down for months, which led it to a long delay before the release of the season 10 finale. Let’s hope these six upcoming episodes have more luck. As always, safety first!
The season 10 finale of The Walking Dead is now available for streaming. You can also catch the new spinoff, World Beyond, airing weekly on AMC. The six additional season 10 episodes do not currently have a release date, but they are slated to air early next year.