The Coronavirus has certainly taken its toll on the world in these last few weeks. Everything from restaurants to movie theaters has shut down in a matter of days and just about every industry has taken a hit, including film and television. Times like these are certainly scary but thank god we’ve got shows like The Walking Dead and its spin-off, Fear The Walking Dead to remind us that disease outbreaks can always be a lot worse than they actually are.
Well, unfortunately, some of that relief may be delayed for a bit as AMC announced recently that Fear the Walking Dead has halted the production for the show’s sixth season and plans to return to shooting on the week of April 13th. In addition, AMC also included The Walking Dead’s pre-production for the show’s eleventh season has also been put on hold and the show’s production schedule has been pushed back by three to four weeks. The writer’s room for the show remains open and the current team of writers will be working remotely from home in the next few weeks.
But not all is lost in the world of shambling, groaning zombies. AMC still plans to keep the universe of The Walking Dead alive and well with their new spin-off series, The Walking Dead: The World Beyond. The series will focus on two young female protagonists living in the first generation of humans to come of age inside the TWD apocalypse. I’m personally intrigued by this as there’s only so much ground AMC can cover with their original show and any spin-off that can breathe some life into this mythology are more than welcome. The show will be premiering on Sunday, April 12th, 2020 and will run for ten episodes. Will you be tuning in? I certainly will be. Let us know what you think in the comments!