It’s going to be a while until we see a new episode of anything from The Walking Dead universe. The main show, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, and the upcoming third series THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND have all been pushed or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll said, “We moved The Walking Dead: World Beyond…back into (the) fourth quarter, so we are finishing post(-production) on that. That will be set to go…And we anticipate having some episodes of Fear (the Walking Dead) Season 6 in the second half of the year as well.”
The Walking Dead, which normally would have already been filming Season 11, is still waiting to get back to work. “We have had to postpone production and post-production work on a number of shows, resulting in some scheduling shifts between now and the end of the year, which we are also managing through.” He added that the Season 11 writer’s room are still collaborating on a virtual stay-at-home basis. So when can they start filming again? “…We will monitor week to week, if not days to day” the production schedule, Carroll said.
So, it looks like the upcoming schedule (for now) is:
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Season 6A (Summer)
THE WALKING DEAD Season 10 Finale (TBD)
THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND Season 1 (Fall/Winter)
THE WALKING DEAD Season 11 (TBD)
Despite the delays and lost ad revenue, CEO Josh Sapan said their viewing numbers have increased. “Beginning in mid-March, the company experienced adverse advertising sales impacts and suspended content production, which has led to delays in the creation and availability of some of its television programming.” But, he said, “portfolio of networks saw a significant increase in viewership as of mid-March in connection with national social distancing measures put in place in response to COVID-19.”
For more, head to The Hollywood Reporter. We’ll update you guys when we have more information on Walking Dead universe release dates. Until then, stay tuned!