AMC has officially begun their ten-week countdown of new images, videos, and details from The Walking Dead Season 10 (which premieres October 6th). Fresh off the heels of the epic Comic Con trailer (see below), the network released new stills from the season along with a synopsis to hold fans over until *checks notes* next week.
Above, we see Eugene seemingly making contact with someone on the radio, hinting at a comic storyline which led to them finding a massive new community called the Commonwealth. The next two stills feature Thora Birch (American Beauty, Hocus Pocus) as show-exclusive character Gamma, a fiercely loyal follower of Alpha. Finally, we see Michonne battling walkers in a burning forest. But wait…there’s more! We also have a synopsis for the new season:
“The Walking Dead is a story that started 10 years ago with one man trying to find his family. 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, 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.
But 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 civilization can survive in a world filled with the dead hangs in the balance.”
Also of note, AMC’s President of Programming David Madden told TheWrap at this year’s TCAs that although The Walking Dead comic ended, the show still has legs. “I’m not saying the show will go 20 seasons, but I’m not saying it won’t.” He added, “It’s the No. 2 show on TV. You don’t sneeze at it being No. 2 out of the three billion shows that are on TV.”
Additionally, AMC’s YouTube channel posted videos from the San Diego Comic Con 2019 Hall H panel! Watch the Comic Con trailer below and make sure to tune into the premiere on Sunday, October 6th. Also check in with us next week for more Season 10 material!