News From AMC’s The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead’s Comic Con Panels
AMC announced news about The Walking Dead Universe and debuted new series trailers at Hall H Comic Con panels earlier today.
The Walking Dead Season 10
Fear the Walking Dead Season 5
Additional news from the panels includes:
- Fear the Walking Dead executive producer and chief content officer for The Walking Dead Universe Scott M. Gimple announced that the series has been renewed for a sixth season returning next year.
- AMC announced new castings for The Walking Dead third series, which begins production in and around Richmond, VA next week. Annet Mahendru (Huck) and Aliyah Royale (Iris) join Alexa Mansour (Hope), Nicolas Cantu (Elton) and HalCumpston (Silas) as cast members in the third series of the franchise.
The untitled third series will focus on the first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever. Grown-up and cemented in their identities, both good and bad. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (You’re the Worst, Kong: Skull Island) will direct the series co-created by Gimple and The Walking Dead veteran writer and producer Matt Negrete who will serve as the series showrunner. Produced and distributed by AMC Studios, the series will premiere on AMC in spring 2020.
- The Walking Dead series regular Danai Gurira (Michonne) announced that Season 10 will be her final season of the series.
- Moderator Chris Hardwick announced that The Walking Dead Season 10 will premiere on Sunday, October 6 at 9pm. The episode is written by showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang and directed by executive producer Greg Nicotero.
- The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd announced that Thora Birch (American Beauty, Clear and Present Danger) will join the cast as Gamma in the upcoming 10th season of The Walking Dead. Gamma is a Whisperer sentry fiercely protective of Alpha. She is a believer and committed to the Whisperers’ way of life.
- In addition, Kevin Carroll (The Leftovers, Snowfall) joins The Walking Dead cast as Virgil, a highly intelligent and resourceful man who is desperately trying to get home to his family.
- The Walking Dead panel concluded with the following video: