The Walking Dead franchise is proving as difficult to kill as one of its signature zombies. Not only is Fear the Walking Dead continuing into a sixth season, with a second spin-off – World Beyond – coming next year, but the flagship is still going strong and is approaching a decade on-screen.
But what can we expect from part two of The Walking Dead season 10? Here’s everything we know so far.
The Walking Dead season ten, part two will kick off on Monday 24th February on FOX in the UK. That’s just one day after it airs in the US on AMC, with viewers Stateside getting to watch the first new episode on Sunday, 23rd February 2020 at 9/8c.
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Does The Walking Dead season 10, part 2 have a trailer?
Yep – more than one.
A roughly minute-long teaser for season 10, episode nine aired on AMC following broadcast of midseason finale, ‘The World Before’.
Then a second, extended trailer aired on AMC following companion show Talking Dead, as well as a sneak peek clip from episode 10×09.
Who is in The Walking Dead season 10 cast?
The tenth season features twelve series regulars, who are as follows:
Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon
Danai Gurira as Michonne
Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier
Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa
Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter
Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes
Ross Marquand as Aaron
Khary Payton as Ezekiel
Ryan Hurst as Beta
Samantha Morton as Alpha
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan
‘Also starring’ credits go to Callan McAuliffe as Alden, Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko, Cooper Andrews as Jerry, Nadia Hilker as Magna, Cailey Fleming as Judith Grimes, Cassady McClincy as Lydia and Lauren Ridloff as Connie.
Avi Nash appeared in the first eight episodes of season 10 as Siddiq, though the character was *SPOILERS* killed off in episode seven, ‘Open Your Eyes’.
What happened in The Walking Dead season 10, episode 8? Who died?
*SPOILERS* Having killed Siddiq to conceal his secret, Dante (Juan Javier Cardenas) is finally unmasked as a Whisperer spy – a furious Gabriel murdered Dante in his cell, while Rosita was forced to put down a reanimated Siddiq.
The Walking Dead season 10, episode 8Jace Downs/AMC
Oceanside encountered a man named Virgil (Kevin Carroll), who offered to lead Michonne to his home on a naval base, promising weapons that could be used against the Whisperers.
Meanwhile, Gamma – whose real name was revealed as Mary – offered to lead Aaron to Alpha’s horde in exchange for being allowed to see her nephew, which Aaron accepted. The horde is not where Mary claimed, though Aaron still believes she did not deliberately deceive him.
Alpha was pursued by Carol and friends, but the group became trapped in a cave – where Alpha is hiding her massive horde of walkers…
The Walking Dead season 10 spoilers: What will happen next?
This season will adapt material from issue #145 onward of the original Walking Dead comic book series, which recently came to an end after almost sixteen years. Set several months after a number of the survivors were massacred during the community’s fair, the new episodes will see the various communities unite to end the common threat posed by Alpha and the Whisperers.
It will also mark the final appearance in the series for Danai Gurira (Black Panther), who has played Michonne since the third season. Following months of rumours, she confirmed her departure in July 2019 at San Diego Comic-Con.
Danai Gurira as Michonne in The Walking Dead season 10AMC
“I can confirm this is the last season I’ll be on this amazing TV show as Michonne,” Gurira said. “I would just like to say this has been one of the purest joys in my life. I am very, very thankful for the experience I’ve had in ways that I can’t even express right now.
“My heart does not leave… it doesn’t ever end, the connection between us never ends. It was a very difficult decision. It was about my calling and other things I feel called to… as a creator of work. All I’m filled with is a lot of pain about leaving and a lot of gratitude.”
Speaking to RadioTimes.com, executive producer Denise Huth said that Michonne’s exit “will ultimately be very satisfying and also raise a whole bunch of other questions.”
It’s not yet clear how Michonne will be written out of the series – in the hostile world of The Walking Dead, you’d be unwise to bet against a gruesome demise for the character, but then again, she may well survive in order to join her former beau, the MIA Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), in his upcoming series of spin-off movies.
Speaking of which…
Will Andrew Lincoln return to The Walking Dead?
It was also confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con that Lincoln, who exited The Walking Dead as a series regular in 2018, will reprise his role of Rick in a series of movies heading for cinemas in the not-to-distant future. (It was announced at the time of his departure that Lincoln would eventually be back as Rick, but his return to the franchise taking place on the big-screen was BRAND NEW INFORMATION.)
Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes – The Walking Dead Season 9Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
It’s uncertain if or when he’ll ever return to the cast of the original show, though plans are afoot to have Lincoln return to The Walking Dead in another capacity. He returned to set during season nine to shadow director Michael E. Satrazemis, with the intention of coming back to helm his own episode for season ten.
However, EW later announced that a scheduling clash has since ruled out Lincoln taking to the director’s chair… at least this coming season.
“I would love for Andy to come back and direct,” Denise Huth told RadioTimes.com. “He’s so tight with this crew, he understands the show so well… it is a beast, and I think it’s tough for people to come in and have this be the first thing that they really direct, but obviously he brings to the table an understanding that other first time directors would not have.”