Walking Dead Fans Promised 'Exciting Year' With Season 10 And Impending Spin-Off
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Well, it's 2 January, which means most of us are back at work - though at least a bit less hungover than yesterday.
It's easy to feel a little down at this time of the year, as the festivities pass but the cold remains. Fear not though, my friends, as the new year brings with it the comfort of plenty more post-apocalyptic horror to take your mind off things - yep, The Walking Dead is back, with a new season due to hit our screens - and more besides that.
The show left us on a cliffhanger in November, with the mid-season finale seeing the likes of Daryl, Carol, Aaron, Connie, Kelly, Magna and Jerry trapped in a cave by Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers.
We'll get to find out what happens next on 24 February, when season 10 returns to FOX in the UK, while fans in the US will be able to watch it a day earlier on AMC.
A synopsis for the second half of the season reads: "Our group of survivors are trapped... some in the confines of a cave filled with walkers... others, in a spiral of suspicion and grief.
"All orchestrated at the hand of Alpha, who continues to prove the Whisperers are always watching and one step ahead of the communities.
"Through this conflict and all they've lost, a few still hold onto hope, especially Eugene, who believes the mysterious voice he spoke with on the radio may lead to their world getting bigger once again.
"But with the Whisperer War upon them, the collective communities must come together and possibly sacrifice all they have to find a way to silence the Whispers once and for all. Otherwise, Alpha will ensure they face a certain doom."
We've also got spin-off series The Walking Dead: World Beyond to look forward to on Amazon Prime. It's not been given an official release date yet, but there will be 10 episodes and it is expected to drop sometime in spring.
Season six of companion series Fear the Walking Dead is also released this year - again, there's no release date yet, but it's expected in the summer.
Beyond that there's the small matter of the Rick Grimes-based film trilogy, but we don't know much about this other than that it is definitely happening.
Considering all the above, it's no surprise that executive producer, Scott Gimple, described 2020 as an 'exciting year' for Walking Dead fans.
Speaking at WonderCon last year, he said: "Right now, 2020 is looking like a really big year for the universe and the shows.
"I guess it's the beginning of our next decade, so we're trying to kick it off in style. But it looks like 2020 is an exciting year."