As you might need guessed, Kang’s staff didn’t initially got down to lengthen season 10. Lockdowns and delays attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic compelled AMC and The Strolling Useless crew to rethink its strategy for the following run of episodes. Kang says that the staff had been getting ready to shoot a extra conventional season of the present when the pandemic hit and altered every part.
“We had been on the brink of shoot considered one of our typical actually huge scopey first episodes that has tons of of zombies and other people in actually shut quarters with one another, crammed into little areas, and it didn’t really feel like that was actually possible or protected or accountable on this time,” Kang says.
However the present, as they are saying, should go on. Earlier this yr, AMC requested Kang’s staff to “pivot” and write these six new episodes that “would creatively actually really feel like The Strolling Useless and be satisfying from an emotional and story standpoint, however which might be additionally just a bit extra attainable to make from a manufacturing standpoint.”
So does that imply followers ought to anticipate one thing a bit much less formidable than “huge scopey” episodes that includes “tons of of zombies” when the present lastly returns in earnest subsequent yr? That appears possible, however Kang guarantees that “there’s nonetheless twists and turns and scares and tears” within the new episodes.
“We’re loving attending to dive into a few of these characters in a extremely deep approach,” Kang says of how the staff is approaching the remainder of season 10. “All of it flows proper into what we’re planning for season 11. It’s all in service of the story. Hopefully it should really feel like these lead us proper into these episodes and that we get to have enjoyable alongside the best way.”