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‘The Walking Dead’ showrunner reveals how coronavirus changed finale

The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang has opened-up about how the coronavirus pandemic modified the season 10 finale.

The sequence lastly aired the season’s long-awaited closing episode, ‘A Sure Doom’, final night time (October 4) after delays because of the ongoing pandemic.

Nevertheless, it appears the delays instigated quite a lot of modifications to the deliberate episode, together with the way it linked to the 11th and closing season.

“We had been deep into writing season 11 and, you already know, we’d been planning an enormous season opener, as we all the time do, with a whole lot of zombie extras and folks, simply smashed up towards one another’s faces,” she instructed media (through Digital Spy).

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Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon in ‘The Strolling Useless’. Credit score: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

“It grew to become actually clear that it was probably not possible, good or accountable to shoot that immediately, within the midst of every part that’s occurring. So the studio requested us to pivot to doing a little tales that would lengthen out of season 10 and bridge us between what had been our deliberate finale and the place we wish to decide up subsequent season.”

“The episodes are designed to have fewer folks per episode,” Kang added as she teased the upcoming six additional episodes that may bridge the hole between seasons. “We do actually deep dives into character. They sort of got here out of the circumstances that the world is going through, however in a means creatively, we’ve actually loved the problem.”

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Lauren Cohan returns to ‘The Strolling Useless’ as Maggie within the season 10 finale ‘A Sure Doom’. Credit score: Alamy

Lauren Cohan, who performs Maggie Rhee, added: “The primary episode of the ‘bridge’ is, for me, probably the most thrilling Strolling Useless episode I’ve ever learn. I used to be terrified.

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“I used to be like, ‘OK, that is superb’. These COVID restrictions are creating actually scary episodes. It’s very, very, very detailed. I’m on the verge of spoiling one thing, however yeah, it’s so nice.”

The Strolling Useless is ready to conclude in 2022 with season 11, with the primary half of the ultimate 24 episodes airing subsequent 12 months.

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