‘The Walking Dead’ Season 10 Goes to War Again, Confirms Danai Gurira’s Departure [Comic-Con 2019]

/Film | 7/19/2019 | Jacob Hall
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The latest Comic-Con panel for AMC’s The Walking Dead arrives at a pivotal time for the series. Original star Andrew Lincoln has left the show and Danai Gurira will bow out after this season. The Image comic book, which has long been the chief inspiration for the show and its storylines, has come to an end. This is also the show’s tenth season, a milestone that few television shows have reached.

And yet, The Walking Dead continues to be a major draw for the crowds at Hall H, even as the series attempts to redefine itself a decade into its run. Here’s what we learned from this year’s panel.

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The panel included chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero, and cast members Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Cooper Andrews, Ryan Hurst, Nadia Hilker, Eleanor Matsuura, and Cailey Fleming.

Series creator and comic writer Robert Kirkman was up front about his decision to end the comic, but he promised that this doesn’t mean the show is coming to an end anytime soon. “There’s something I really want to say to the fans. The comic book is something very special to me,” he said. However, he noted that the comic “was always Rick Grimes’ story and Carl Grimes’ story.” And with both of those characters no longer on the series, the show has to become something else.

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“This show is about the world,” he said, noting that the show is about more than a few key characters. “There is a lot more story to tell.”

The new season will continue to adapt the “Whisperer War” arc from the comic, with the main crew continuing their conflict with an enemy who literally wears zombie flesh...
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