Hall H was filled with dead people.
Today at San Diego Comic-Con, AMC networks held its Walking Dead panel. The big news and surprise is that Andrew Lincoln’s character, Sheriff Rick Grimes, is returning.
To theaters. And only theaters.
Lincoln, who was last seen in the 9th season, being whisked away by a mysterious helicopter, will reprise the iconic TWD character in an untitled film coming to theaters in 2020 from Universal. Watch the :25-second teaser below:
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Other tidbits learned from the panel include Fear The Walking Dead’s renewal. The series, which is enjoying a rejuvenation with essentially a new cast during Season 5, will return for S6.
A New Dead Zone
With Fear’s renewal, that means in 2020, AMC will have three Walking Dead series airing – the flagship, Fear and a new untitled show that is being filmed in Virginia. The last one is rumored to focus on two female protagonists who represent the first generation born into the apocalypse.
Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu and Hal Cumpston will star, with the second female lead yet to be cast. The Romanoffs alum Annet Mahendru and The Red Line’s Aliyah Royal have joined the cast as Huck and Iris. The duo joins the previously announced Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu and Hal Cumpston.
Writer/producer Matt Negrete will serve as showrunner on the 10-episode series alongside chief content officer Scott M. Gimple.
Walking Dead Season 10
Also enjoying a current revitalization is the the original Walking Dead. This is due mostly to new showrunner Angela Kang. After the current cast of The Walking Dead entered Hall H, AMC screened a 4-minute teaser and then released the footage online.
Picking up a few months after the events of Season 9 — which ended with a wintry blizzard and a radio correspondence from places unknown — it looks like it’s back to business as usual for our survivors, as they continue to butt heads with Alpha and the rest of the Whisperers. Watch Daryl, Carol, Negan, Judith, Michonne and the rest try and survive below:
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Joining the fight against the zombies this season are American Beauty star Thora Birch as Gamma — one of Beta’s followers — and Kevin Carroll as a man “desperately trying to get back to his home and family.”
Speaking during the Comic-Con presentation, Norman Reedus (Daryl) said there will be “a whole lot of people losing their shit” in Season 10, thanks to newfound “paranoia” among the survivors.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan said to expect Negan to “stretch his legs” a bit more, as he’s finally allowed out of his cell. “We’ll see what happens if he gets a weapon in his hands,” he added, promising “he won’t hurt Judith.”
And speaking of Judith, little Cailey Flemming was asked which other weapons she’d love to get her hands on. “I think it would be cool to have Daryl’s crossbow … or Lucille,” she said to cheers, “They’re both awesome.”
Speaking about having some more time with Jeffrey Dean Morgan going forward, Reedus noted, “I work with all the girls all the time, sometimes if someone’s gossiping, they don’t tell me what they’re talking about.” Dean doesn’t do that.
Greg Nicotero also teased that “the opening 3 minutes” of the season premiere “is unlike anything we’ve ever done” — and might leave you wondering what show you’re watching.
Danai Gurira confirms Michonne’s exit Season 10
The Black Panther star confirmed that the upcoming tenth season will be her last. This effectively leaves Norman Reedus’ Daryl the show’s new lead following the departures of Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene).
“I’d just like to say that this has been one of the purest joys of my life, to play this role, and to be amongst these people and those that are not here right now and amongst all of you,” she told fans in attendance. “I’m very, very thankful for the experience I’ve had in ways that I can’t even express right now. My heart does not leave in any way shape or form.”
Source: The Wrap