Just because the Walking Dead universe is set to get some major updates on the franchise's future later this month (more on that in a minute) doesn't mean it's too early for The Walking Dead showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang to drop some more teaser about the long-upcoming tenth season finale, "A Certain Doom." In this EW-exclusive outtake clip from this week's episode of AMC's Friday Night in With the Morgans, Kang was joined by hosts Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton, as well as Paola Lázaro (Princess), where she was kind enough to throw out some season finale/cliffhanger bullet points to keep in mind.
"The Tower" foursome of Princess, Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Eugene (Josh McDermitt), and Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura) will find their road trip taking some interesting turns: "Obviously we've got this new power group of four, with Princess and Ezekiel and Eugene and Yumiko, that is off on the road, and so we are going to see some interesting turns in that." That doesn't mean things are going smoothly back at the frontlines, with Beta (Ryan Hurst) and his Whisperers horde heading for a fight with our heroes. But don't think for a second that they're going down without a fight: "And then the big story that we have been following all season with the Whisperers. Now that Alpha is gone and Beta is having to step up into that leadership role — with his kinda half-Alpha and Beta face — we're going to see our people take their stand against Beta and the Whisperers."
With a finale that Norman Reedus describes as feeling "like a full-on Game of Thrones super-war-battle," Kang says that viewers should expect a number of things happening with a number of familiar faces. "There's some pretty cool things going on with Negan," she says. "We've got Carol kind of in her quest for redemption, we've got some awesome stuff with Father Gabriel, we are waiting for the return of Maggie, Daryl has got some awesome business going on. You know, it's the whole cast, everybody is so great."
We're two weeks away from fans of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and The Walking Dead: World Beyond get some more intel on what the future holds for the TWD universe- and they won't even need to leave their homes. All three series will be bringing as many of their team members as they can muster for online panels during Comic-Con@Home, running from July 23-26 and free for everyone to watch from home. Here's a look at what we know so far, with more details available as we get closer:
The Walking Dead will be making its 11th SDCC appearance with a panel spotlighting season 10 finale "A Certain Doom," which is set to air as a standalone episode later in 2020. Moderated by Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead), the panel will feature TWDU Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple, Showrunner and Executive Producer Angela Kang, Executive Producer Greg Nicotero, who directed the season finale, and cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand, Paola Lazaro, and more.
Season six of Fear the Walking Dead explores what has become of the unlikely family once united by a mission to help those in need. After being torn apart by Virginia (Colby Minifie) and her Pioneers, the group is now dispersed across her far-reaching settlements. Morgan's (James) last message at the end of season five implored the group to "Live" and this season we'll see what that means to each of them. Some will find the stability and opportunity within Virginia's communities to be intriguing, some will sink into darkness, while others will fight back against what has been forced upon them. Life behind Virginia's walls will test each and every one of them in different ways, forcing them to define who they are in this new world.
Fear the Walking Dead will present a panel to promote the upcoming sixth season, premiering later this year. Moderated by Hardwick, the panel will include Gimple, Showrunners and Executive Producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg and cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Karen David, Jenna Elfman, and Rubén Blades.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond delves into a new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. But all of them will find the truths they seek.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond makes its SDCC debut, with a panel in support of the second spinoff series. Moderated by Hardwick, the series' panel will feature Gimple, Showrunner and Executive Producer Matt Negrete and cast members Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Hal Cumpston, Nicholas Cantu, Nico Tortorella, Julia Ormond, and Joe Holt.