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The Walking Dead Has Been Confirmed For A 10th Season

Stewart Perrie

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The Walking Dead Has Been Confirmed For A 10th Season

The Walking Dead has been around for 123 episodes and a whopping 10 years. The zombie drama used to captivate audiences around the world and people would delight in the show's every twist and turn.

Well, if there are still any of those people out there, then they'll be stoked to hear that the AMC series has been renewed for a 10th season.

The network announced the big news with a video on Twitter that was pretty creepy. It featured a couple of zombies whispering, with the big words 'S10 October' coming in and out of focus.

For those out of the know, the reason why you probably couldn't hear what the undead were saying was because they're capitalising on the villains: The Whisperers.

In the comic books, these baddies wear the skin of the zombies so that they can blend in with the walkers and, in effect, evade their gross attacks. To be fair, it's a disgusting but smart strategy.

Creator of the series Robert Kirkman wrote: "So the Whisperers... clean the skin of the dead, zombie or otherwise. It's essentially human leather at that point. They were seen stretching it out and drying it in recent issues.

The Whisperers are set to shake up The Walking Dead universe. Credit: AMC
The Whisperers are set to shake up The Walking Dead universe. Credit: AMC

"The skin is processed. It masks their smell, and makes them smell a little dead, which allows them to move among the dead, but the inside of it... very clean and safe. I hope that clears things up."

Of course it will be an interesting season without our trusty Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, who bid farewell to the series in the ninth instalment.

But fear not, he will be appearing in several The Walking Dead movies, which are being produced by AMC, according to Variety.

He did receive a standing ovation from the cast and audience during his last Comic Con appearance.

Speaking during a panel event, he said: "I want to say something, because there seems to be an elephant in the room.

"This will be my last season playing the part of Rick Grimes. Now hear me out, please. I love this show. It means everything to me. I love the people that make this show. I promise not to cry, I've done enough crying onscreen."

He went on to say: "I suppose what I wanted to say is that my relationship with Mr. Grimes is far from over. And a sort of large part of me will always be a machete-wielding, stetson-wearing, zombie-slaying sheriff deputy from London, England."

Adding that the show was 'the most extraordinary, amazing and beautiful experience' of his career.

Featured Image Credit: AMC

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, AMC, The Walking Dead

Stewart Perrie
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