When does The Walking Dead season 10 return? And what's going on with season 11?

Bradley Russell
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 The Walking Dead season 10 return date
The Walking Dead season 10 return date

The Walking Dead season 10 return date is closing in. Confused? You have every reason to be: not only has The Walking Dead aired a (delayed) season 10 finale in 2020, it's also extended the season by six episodes. Now, that extra batch is set to air, and we're here to give you the lowdown on how and when you can watch them.

Plus, there's also a way to get ahead of The Walking Dead season 10 return date and watch the episodes up to a week early. More on that below, as well as more info for UK fans.

The Walking Dead season 10 return date: when will new episodes air?

The Walking Dead season 10 return date
The Walking Dead season 10 return date

OK, so – this is a strange one. The Walking Dead season 10 was originally supposed to end in April 2020. For COVID-related production reasons, the finale was pushed back until October 4. That’s the simple part.

In the interim, it was announced that The Walking Dead season 10 would be extended by six episodes. We now know the AMC series will be back on February 28, 2021.  It's likely to air on March 1 on FOX in the UK. There’s even some news out about it – Negan’s wife Lucille will appear and has been cast.

If you're super eager, you can watch the episodes early every Thursday starting February 25 on AMC+ (but only if you're in the US).

The Walking Dead: complete schedule for the next episodes

The Walking Dead season 10 return date
The Walking Dead season 10 return date

Then, the plot thickens some more. Namely, because The Walking Dead not only has a return date, but an end date. The Walking Dead season 11 will be its last – a 24-episode long bumper farewell to the AMC series that reinvigorated a shambling genre.

What does the future of The Walking Dead look like? Not taking into account the upcoming (and undated) spin-offs – including a Carol and Daryl series – it’s a little something like this, with episodes airing in the UK on Fox a day later than the US at 9pm GMT.

  • The Walking Dead season 10, episode 17 – February 28

  • The Walking Dead season 10, episode 18 – March 7

  • The Walking Dead season 10, episode 19 – March 14

  • The Walking Dead season 10, episode 20 – March 21

  • The Walking Dead season 10, episode 21 – March 28

  • The Walking Dead season 10, episode 22 – April 4

  • The Walking Dead season 11, part 1 – 2021

  • The Walking Dead season 11, part 2 – 2022 

For more on what these episodes might entail, check out the newly-released synopses.