Why is The Walking Dead not on this week?

THE WALKING DEAD season 10 aired its finale recently amid an announcement from AMC confirming the series would be extended. Many fans of the zombie horror series are now wondering: Why is The Walking Dead not on this week?

PUBLISHED: 07:30, Fri, Oct 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 07:38, Fri, Oct 16, 2020

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AMC zombie drama series The Walking Dead is going to be coming to an end with season 11. But before then, fans will getting six extra episodes which will form part of season 10 and follow on from what was the official finale. Audiences may be curious to know when these new episodes are going to be airing and why the show isn’t on this week.

Why is The Walking Dead not on this week?

The Walking Dead’s official season 10 finale has now aired after a delay of several months due to the coronavirus pandemic with post-production incomplete.

Once the finishing touches were put on the finale, AMC and FOX UK in Britain aired the long-awaited battle.

The episode aired on October 4 on AMC in America and on FOX UK on October UK for those on this side of the Pond.

This means there is no new completed material for AMC to air and fans will have to be patient.

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The Walking Dead season 10 will return in 2021The Walking Dead season 10 will return in 2021 (Image: FOX)

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The six new episodes are in the works with the cast and crew busy at work on them now.

These forthcoming instalments are expected to air at some point in 2021 but no premiere date has been announced yet.

These episodes are going to be filmed in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions in place.

While there’s no firm date for when these episodes will be screened, it could be around February when The Walking Dead traditionally airs its midseason premieres after its Christmas hiatus.

The Walking Dead season 10 official finale involved BetaThe Walking Dead season 10 official finale involved Beta (Image: AMC)

The Walking Dead season 10 has been exntededThe Walking Dead season 10 has been exnteded (Image: FOX)

Season 11 is expected to then be arriving in autumn 2021, perhaps around October like previous runs but this is all of course coronavirus-dependent.

Daryl Dixon actor Norman Reedus has already confirmed work has started on the six new episodes after the star shared a shot of himself on Instagram in costume.

Speaking at Comic-Con earlier this year, Kang said of the bonus episodes: "COVID has disrupted a lot of things for every

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