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The Walking Dead season 10 finale is no longer happening as planned

Not even The Walking Dead, a zombie drama that portrays life following a zombie apocalypse, is safe from the coronavirus pandemic. 

While a long list of shows and movies have been put on hold because of the pandemic, the show with a post-apocalypse setting was still fighting to stay on the air. Unfortunately for The Walking Dead viewers, the show's official Facebook page announced on March 24 that the season 10 finale is no longer happening according to plan.

"Current events have unfortunately made it impossible to complete post-production of The Walking Dead Season 10 finale, so the current season will end with its 15th episode on April 5. The planned finale will appear as a special episode later in the year," the announcement post reads. "The first 8 episodes of The Walking Dead Season 10 will be available for free on AMC.com and the AMC app, immediately following the last Season 10 episode on Sunday, April 5 through Friday May 1. Please follow us at The Walking Dead for updates."

Luckily for Dead head, the post-apocalyptic series will still get its season 10 finale — it will just be a while before it airs on TV, as so much uncertainty surrounds the COVID-19 spread. The important thing is that the cast and crew members of The Walking Dead are safe as life in the real world currently poses the biggest threat.

Other shows being affected by COVID-19

The Walking Dead's horror sibling, if you will, Supernatural, also had to delay production — as did Superstore, The Neighborhood, Riverdale, and countless others. Some of these interrupted season finales couldn't have come at a worse time. After all, Supernatural is in its 15th and final season, and fans will have to practice further patience (not to mention social distancing) to see how the Winchester brothers end their saga. Superstore star America Ferrera's sendoff as Amy was supposed to occur on the season finale and is now potentially in jeopardy, but it also might mean Ferrera comes back to finish her journey on season 6.

What's happening in the world right now is unprecedented. March Madness, the NBA season, the Summer Olympics, and other events have all been affected in major ways. We're not used to the movie industry stopping in the way that it has: shutting down production on films, delaying movie releases, rolling out films to streaming and video on demand ahead of schedule, and closing doors of major theater chains. We crave entertainment — and all of these changes, combined with the inability to get household essentials at the grocery store, can be frustrating. However, what's important right now is the safety of every single individual. Life will eventually go back to normal, and on a lighter note, our favorite shows will return before we know it.

The Walking Dead's season 10, episode 15 will air on April 5. Stay tuned for further news on the planned finale which will appear as a special episode later in the year.