Walking Dead Season 10 Premiere Date Revealed, Episodes Releasing Early On AMC+

The Walking Dead season 10 continues (in scaled-back fashion) with six character-centered bonus episodes that begin arriving in February on AMC.

AMC reveals the premiere date for The Walking Dead season 10 bonus episodes, and announces all six installments will drop early on AMC+. The tenth season of the long-running zombie drama ran into a major snag early in 2020 as its planned finale was put on hold due to COVID. Before the altered last episode finally arrived, the show announced plans to extend season 10 with a stretch of “bridge” episodes leading into TWD season 11.

The unusual move to not only delay but switch up the planned season 10 finale, while also adding more episodes to the season, was done in part so the show could continue production with smaller casts and crews as COVID protocols remain in place. Indeed, showrunner Angela Kang teased these bonus episodes as an attempt to make lemonade out of a lemon by scaling back the normal zombie mayhem and going deeper into individual characters. It was previously revealed that one of the six episodes will focus on Maggie, who returned to the show’s action ahead of the non-finale, while another will go into Negan’s backstory. The Negan episode became even more intriguing when it was revealed that Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s real-life wife Hilarie Burton has been brought in to portray the villain’s late wife Lucille.

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Now AMC has dropped more details about all six of the bridge episodes, including revealing the date they will premiere. February 28, 2021 is the day when more Walking Dead will arrive, with all six new episodes being released on subscription service AMC+ on the Thursday before their linear premiere on Sunday nights (a practice that has been going on for awhile now).

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan in The Walking Dead


AMC also revealed detailed plot synopses for each episode, with a whole lot of Carol and Daryl:

EPISODE 1017 – “Home Sweet Home”

Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has returned with a story she is not ready to share, even when her past catches up to her. Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan,) safety is at stake again. Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Maggie fight an unseen and unknown threat.

Director: David Boyd

Writers:  Kevin Deiboldt & Corey Reed

EPISODE 1018 – “Find Me”

An adventure for Daryl and Carol (Melissa McBride) turns sideways when they come across an old cabin. It takes Daryl back to the years when he left the group after Rick disappeared as he relives a time that only the apocalypse could manifest.

Director: David Boyd

Writer: Nicole Mirante-Matthews

EPISODE 1019 – “One More”

Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) search for food and supplies to bring back to Alexandria. Small tragedies lead to bigger tragedies as faith is broken and optimism is fragmented when they are put to the ultimate test.

Director: Laura Belsey

Writers: Erik Mountain & Jim Barnes

EPISODE 1020 – “Splinter”

Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lázaro) are captured and separated. Princess struggles with memories of her traumatic past and tries to escape one way or another with the help of Ezekiel.

Director: Laura Belsey

Writers: Julia Ruchman & Vivian Tse

EPISODE 1021 – “Diverged”

Daryl and Carol come to a fork in the road and head their separate ways. Each going into their own type of survival mode, the easiest of challenges become much harder. Will their individual journeys be the tipping point needed to mend their friendship or is the distance between them permanent?

Director: David Boyd

Writer: Heather Bellson

EPISODE 1022 – “Here’s Negan”

Carol takes Negan on a journey, hoping to minimize the increasing tension. Negan reflects on the events that led him to this point and comes to a conclusion about his future.

Director: Laura Belsey

Writer: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick

All six episodes appear to deliver character-centered stories as promised, but it definitely seems all real plot movement has been put on hold until The Walking Dead season 11 can go ahead with full-sized crews some time in the (hopefully not too distant) future.

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Source: AMC

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