The Walking Dead took over Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con to make a slew of exciting announcements, including the first look at season 10, premiering Oct. 6 on AMC.
The extended trailer teases a growing conflict with the Whisperers, the show’s mysterious group of hostile survivors. The tension—and impending war—will be the main focus of season 10, showrunner Angel Kang revealed at Comic-Con.
“We’re getting into a whole different style of war than the last time we saw war on the show,” she said. “The Whisperers are a very different type of enemy. We’ll see what it’s like to be in a Whisperer War.”
This season will also be the last for Michonne (Danai Gurira), the series’ sword-slinging character who entered in season two. Gurira made an emotional announcement before fans in San Diego on Friday.
“It was a very difficult decision,” she said. “It is not connected to my heart. My heart stays right here. It was about my calling and other things I feel called to…I am thankful to all of you. I love you guys, and I love this show. The Walking Dead family is forever.”
AMC also released the first teaser for its untitled film—the first of three, which features Andrew Lincoln’s reprisal of the zombie-slaying ex-cop, Rick Grimes. The film trilogy was unveiled shortly after Lincoln’s exit as the show’s central character in season eight.
Although the movies were originally slated to premiere on AMC, the brief teaser reveals that the untitled project will run in theaters instead. The film will be distributed by Universal Pictures, and no release date has been set.
AMC also used its back-to-back panels to announce that Fear the Walking Dead has been renewed for a sixth season. The second half of season five is slated to debut Aug. 11, and fans were treated to an exclusive look at the season’s final episodes.
Creators also offered some hints about the second franchise spinoff—now in the works—including its youth-focused storyline, full cast, and an expected 2020 premiere.
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