A four-minute-long trailer for The Walking Dead season 10 released during San Diego Comic-Con today.
The trailer is filled with new information and teases. Some of the standouts include an intense battle on a beach, a new relationship for Michonne, Negan helping the community fight, Carol and Daryl running off together, and a showdown between The Whisperers and the main group.
The most ominous scene comes at the very end. It shows Michonne holding Lucille, Negan’s bat, downward at the camera. It calls back to Negan’s infamous introduction into the show.
Prior to Comic-Con, AMC showcased the first image from The Walking Dead season 10. It features Michonne, Danai Gurira, standing above some walkers with fire in the background. She is probably about to incapacitate them with her katana.
“One of the things that we have going on this season is, we’re continuing some explorations of natural elements and how they play into our world. And fire is one of those elements that comes into play in a few key ways that twist the story in a way that will be pretty exciting. Fire is terrifying now, but we sort of take for granted that we have people that can deal with it. It obviously has very different implications for our people in an apocalyptic world.”
The finale of season nine, “The Storm”, had our few remaining survivors navigating an ice storm. It looks like The Walking Dead will continue to explore different natural elements in the upcoming season. A forest fire could easily spread in this apocalyptic world, a new threat for the characters.
One also can’t ignore that Michonne takes center stage in the first official image. It will be a big season for the fan-favorite character because Gurira will be leaving the show. The Walking Dead continues to lose its most prominent characters. After this season, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) will be the last long-running characters remaining.
Gurira talked about her departure during the Comic-Con panel.
“TWD family is forever, and it never ends. It was a very difficult decision, but it was about my calling and other opportunities I wanted to explore.”
That doesn’t stop The Walking Dead. It seems like nothing will. The comics, of which the show is based, ended after 16 years with issue 193. The AMC era, on the other hand, plans to keep going. There are three movies about Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and a spin-off featuring young survivors in the works.
Season 10, which will adapt The Whisperer War from the comics, will release on October 2019. The first episode is directed by Greg Nicotero and written by Kang. Will you be watching? Let us know in the comments below.
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