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The Walking Dead season 10 return date: here's when new episodes will air

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It’s all change on The Walking Dead season 10 front. The original finale episode (the sixteenth of the current season, if you’ve lost count) was due to air in April but was pulled from the schedules due to concerns over post-production in the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Now, we finally have a return date for The Walking Dead season 10. More on that below, as well as a look even further ahead to 2021 – and what promises to be, oddly enough, an extended, bumper season 10. That means, of course, episode 16 isn’t the finale. The plot thickens…

The Walking Dead season 10 finale: when will it air?

This is the easy part: The Walking Dead season 10 return date is set for October 4 on AMC in the US and October 5 in the UK. That was previously described as the 'finale' (and, confusingly, still is in some material) so expect an epic affair.

Then, there's a small break. The Walking Dead season 10 will continue, presumably using the season 11 footage they've already filmed to roll into an extended season. Those extra episodes, of which there are six, will air during an as-yet-announced period in "early 2021."

In regards to season 11, Angela Kang said at this year' San Diego Comic-Con: "We're writing some stuff now and we'll see where it all lands." 

October is set to be a huge month for The Walking Dead-verse. Not only are we getting a standalone episode to kick off the month, but Fear The Walking Dead season 6 will premiere a week later on October 11.

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