Ahead of the longest running web series (since 2010) The Walking Dead Season 10 “finale” photos, AMC has released over 30 new photos from the episode titled A Certain Doom that will premiere on Sunday, 4 October. Parts of this report tell the story of the 15 episodes of the series aired so far. If you do not want spoilers, catch up till the 15th episode of Season 10 and come back here.
The Walking Dead, referred to often by its acronym TWD, has a huge fan following. The anticipation for the remaining episodes of Season 10 and the whole of Season 11 has only increased due to the abrupt halt caused by the lockdown in the United States, which stopped the shooting and post-shoot production work.
The Walking Dead Season 11 will air in 2021. It was announced that Season 10 will be getting six additional episodes in its tenth season which will air early next year.
The Walking Dead is a story that started 10 years ago with one man, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), trying to find his family, rising from a coma induced by a bullet wound, amid a zombie apocalypse. That family grew and gradually communities took shape. They fought and survived, thrived and gave birth to a new generation. It is a tale of humankind and there are more stories to tell.
It is now Spring in The Walking Dead timeline, a few months after the end of Season 9 when our group of survivors dared to cross into Whisperer territory during the harsh winter. The collected communities are still dealing with the after-effects of Alpha’s horrific display of power, reluctantly respecting the new borderlines being imposed on them, all while organizing themselves into a militia-style fighting force, preparing for a battle that may be unavoidable.
Fifteen episodes of Season 10 of the AMC series are available on Disney+ Hotstar whereas Netflix did not upload any episode of the running season.
The Whisperers are a threat unlike any they have ever faced. Backed by a massive horde of the dead it is seemingly a fight they cannot win. The question of what to do and the fear it breeds will infect the communities and give rise to paranoia, propaganda, secret agendas, and infighting that will test them as individuals and as a society. The very idea of whether civilisation can survive in a world filled with the dead hangs in the balance.
It is to be seen how Beta fares as the leader of the faking dead after their former gang leader Alpha was murdered by Negan who was looking for redemption after terrorising the ‘good guys’ led by Rick Grimes between Seasons 6 and 8.
The term “The Walking Dead” is metaphorical. It refers not to the zombies whom the characters in the story call “walkers”. In one of the episodes, Rick Grimes says the lives of the living has been reduced to nothing but surviving. It’s the living people in this story who are the walking dead.
The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Cailey Fleming, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Cooper Andrews, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Nadia Hilker, Lauren Ridloff, Angel Theory, Dan Fogler, Samantha Morton, and Ryan Hurst. Thora Birch and Kevin Carroll joined the cast for Season 10.
British actor Andrew Lincoln, who essayed the role of protagonist Rick Grimes, is not returning to the show, notwithstanding all the speculation by YouTubers. Danai Gurira, who played Michonne, is not returning either. But Maggie, played by Loren Cohan, will make a comeback, steering another group of survivors and fighters known as the Commonwealth, after getting a message that her former group faces a life-and-death situation, attacked by the Whisperers led by Beta.