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The Walking Dead season 10 finale delayed due to coronavirus

Network AMC said post-production on the episode had been made ‘impossible’ by the global health crisis.

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Danai Gurira departed The Walking Dead on Sunday. The series finale has been delayed due to coronavirus (Ian West/PA)

Danai Gurira departed The Walking Dead on Sunday. The series finale has been delayed due to coronavirus (Ian West/PA)

Danai Gurira departed The Walking Dead on Sunday. The series finale has been delayed due to coronavirus (Ian West/PA)

The Walking Dead season 10 finale has been delayed due to coronavirus, producers have said.

The final episode was due to air in the US on April 12 – and the following day on Fox in the UK – but has now been pushed back to an unspecified date later in the year.

Season 10 of The Walking Dead will instead end with a 15th episode on April 5.

Network AMC said post-production on the long-running zombie series  had been made “completely imopssible” by the coronavirus outbreak, which all but ground TV in the US to a halt.

It is not the first time the Walking Dead universe has been affected by the global health crisis.

The new series Walking Dead: World Beyond will no longer arrive next month and has instead been pushed to later in the year.

The season 10 finale delay comes after fans watched long-time star Danai Gurira leave the show in the most recent episode.

She had been a major character since joining in season three.

The Walking Dead, based on the comic book series of the same name, deals with a global pandemic that destroys civilisation and leaves survivors struggling to hold on in a world overrun with zombies.

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