The Walking Dead has been confirmed for a 10th season at AMC, Showrunner Angela Kang has announced.
She revealed the news via a short video on her Instagram account on Monday, a week before the hit zombie show returns to screens with the second half of its 9th season.
The show has struggled somewhat in the ratings after a rocky season 8, which adapted the “All out War” storyline from the comics, that saw Rick Grimes lead his group of survivors against the villainous Negan and his army.
Many fans thought (myself included) the series was too drawn out and lacked the momentum and quality of previous seasons. Kang was brought on as Showrunner for the latest series, and has made some controversial decisions since taking the reigns, most notably the writing out of Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohen, who have played the roles of Rick Grimes and Maggie Rhee since the first and second series respectively.
I personally didn’t mind this unexpected twist. The core cast is huge at the moment, and Rick and Maggie were often at the center of every storyline, meaning the other characters don’t get the chance to flourish. With both of these characters out of the way, it will be interesting to see where the show goes in the remainder of season 9 and into season 10.
The finale of the first part of season nine aired back in November 2018, and introduced a new threat in the form of the Whisperers, a terrifying group who camouflage themselves among the dead by making masks from the faces of people who have died. British actress Samantha Morton has been cast in the role of Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers, and will make her debut in the upcoming premiere of season 9B.
The Walking Dead returns to screens on Sunday February 10th in the US, before landing in the UK and Ireland the following day.
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