There has been no shortage of trailer drops at Comic-Con this year, and yesterday we saw the debut of The Walking Dead Season 10 trailer in the infamous Hall H. Right after the show’s panel was the press conference where members of the media got to further drill the cast with questions (and try to phrase questions in a way that might cause them to tell us more than they should – hey it’s always worth a shot).
One of the significant pieces of news that dropped during the show’s panel was that this would be the last season for Danai Gurira. We don’t have an exact number on how many episodes she’ll be in for the 10th season, but it was quite clear how the cast felt about the news.
“I can confirm that this is the last season I will be on this amazing TV show as Michonne,” Gurira revealed to fans. “I would just like to say that this has been one of the purest joys of my life to play this role and to be amongst these people and those who are not here right now and amongst all of you. I’m very thankful for the experience I’ve had in ways I can’t state right now. My heart does not leave in any way, shape, or form. The TWD family is forever. The connection between us never ends.”
“I’ve been begging her to stay since we started this season. She’s fun to work with and always on-par,” Norman Reedus commented after the panel to press, “She’s a joy to be around, I’m going to miss her as much as I miss Andy.”
“I feel like I kind grew up with her. I started in Season 2, and Denai started in Season 3,” Chief Content Officer of The Walking Dead, Scott Gimple added. “She’s working on some things now that are putting her in the writing realm. She’s got some amazing things ahead. We’re not completely done with her. I’ll just say that.”
One of the fan-favorite moments of The Walking Dead Season 10 trailer was the VERY end of the trailer where we see Danai’s character Michonne pick up Lucille. But that wasn’t the only scene creating a lot of social media hype – There’s also a kiss shared between Michonne and Ezekiel that’s also creating a lot of buzz – and it’s getting mixed reactions.
when i said i wanted ezekiel and michonne to have more screen time this is NOT what i meant pic.twitter.com/9CFIfRBZrr
— presley (@gayforgurira) July 19, 2019
— TWD Fan Page (@FTWDFans) July 19, 2019
For me personally, I loved the new trailer. It introduces us to some new situations and environments we haven’t explored before, like more content at the beach and even snow. It’s a great way to continue breathing life into the series that has been around for a decade now. There are also new relationships to explore, whether we’re excited about them or not… I have to be honest I’m not feeling Michonne and Ezekiel – regardless of what happened in the comics. What I am feeling though, is more time screentime with Carol and Daryl. While still unclear if their relationship could evolve into something more in the new season, the heartwarming scene from the trailer just makes happy that we’ll get some more one-on-one content with these two characters. And I’m not alone in those feelings…
— TWD Fan Page (@FTWDFans) July 19, 2019
After seeing the trailer, fans and press alike were asking some of the same questions – with Robert Kirkman recently wrapping up the graphic novel with issue 193 – is there a roadmap in place for how this series will ultimately end?
“We have a long way to go before we get there,” Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd commented. “The great thing about the TV series is that we can either jump ahead or play those remaining years out on the screen. I think we have a great roadmap.”
“The sky is the limit with The Walking Dead.” Gimple added.
And with a 10th Season right around the corner, and movies on the horizon (one of which was ever so briefly teased during the panel – see below), it seems like that statement is correct. Despite a drop in viewership over the last few seasons, TWD isn’t showing any signs of slowing down soon.
Stay tuned for more coverage of The Walking Dead at Comic-Con! And let us know your thoughts on the trailers in the comment section below! Are you excited for Season 10? How do you feel about Michonne and Ezekiel? Sound off below!