The Walking Dead returns in February with six bonus episodes

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /

The six extra episodes of The Walking Dead season 10 will air in February 2021 and, as fans hoped, one of them will focus on Negan’s backstory.

The Walking Dead was one of the many shows that were affected by the pandemic and couldn’t shoot in the spring. That meant a full year’s delay for The Walking Dead season 11. However, it was announced over the summer that the show would film six additional episodes of season 10.

The six additional episodes will be set in the season 10 timeline but will tell some stories from the past while exploring the changing relationships among the group after the Whisperer war. The six bonus episodes also will help to set up the Commonwealth storyline that is coming in season 11.

Judging by the synopsis’ for the six extra episodes, it also looks like a couple of them will lay the groundwork for the upcoming Carol and Daryl spinoff while also giving both of those beloved characters the chance to develop on their own.

The Walking Dead has been filming these extra episodes for the last few months with stringent precautions for everyone to make sure that everyone was safe on set. The six bonus episodes of The Walking Dead will begin on February 28, 2021. The episodes will drop on Thursdays for those who subscribe to AMC+.

Titles And Synopses

According to the AMC press release the titles and synopsis’ of The Walking Dead additional season 10 episodes are:

EPISODE 10.17 – “Home Sweet Home”

Maggie has returned with a story she is not ready to share, even when her past catches up to her. Negan’s safety is at stake again. Daryl and Maggie fight an unseen and unknown threat. Directed by David Boyd and written by Kevin Deiboldt & Corey Reed.

EPISODE 10.18 – “Find Me”

An adventure for Daryl and Carol turns sideways when they come across an old cabin. It takes Daryl back to the years when he left the group after Rick disappeared as he relives a time that only the apocalypse could manifest. Directed by David Boyd and written by Nicole Mirante-Matthews.

EPISODE 10.19 – “One More”

Gabriel and Aaron search for food and supplies to bring back to Alexandria. Small tragedies lead to bigger tragedies as faith is broken and optimism is fragmented when they are put to the ultimate test. Directed by Laura Belsey and written by Erik Mountain & Jim Barnes.

 EPISODE 10.20 – “Splinter”

Eugene, Ezekiel, Yumiko, and Princess are captured and separated. Princess struggles with memories of her traumatic past and tries to escape one way or another with the help of Ezekiel. Directed by Laura Belsey and written by Julia Ruchman & Vivian Tse.

EPISODE 10.21 – “Diverged”

Daryl and Carol come to a fork in the road and head their separate ways. Each going into their own type of survival mode, the easiest of challenges become much harder. Will their individual journeys be the tipping point needed to mend their friendship or is the distance between them permanent? Directed by David Boyd and written by Heather Bellson.

EPISODE 10.22 – “Here’s Negan”

Carol takes Negan on a journey, hoping to minimize the increasing tension.  Negan reflects on the events that led him to this point and comes to a conclusion about his future. Directed by Laura Belsey and written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick.

Here’s Lucille

Fans have speculated for a while that one of the bonus episodes would contain Negan’s backstory and Negan’s fans were thrilled to learn just recently that Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s real-life spouse Hilarie Burton Morgan was cast as Negan’s wife Lucille.

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Even though there haven’t been any new episodes of The Walking Dead this fall fans have had Fear The Walking Dead and TWD World Beyond to keep them busy. So hang on just a little longer TWD family, February 28th will be here before you know it.