Earlier on Friday, executive producer Greg Nicotero confirmed that they have begun working on The Walking Dead season 9 during a Facebook live session (via Comicbook). Prior to that, even Robert Kirkman spoke about the upcoming season but the scheduling for its production seems to have been decided way before that.
A Listing from Production Weekly’s February issue reveals that The Walking Dead Season 9 will begin production in May. The upcoming season will be filmed in Atlanta and Senoia, GA.
The ninth season was expected to debut this October. But it looks like that won’t be happening according to the production schedule.
From May, filming will go on throughout October and will be wrapping sometime in November. Fans will have to wait a bit longer for the series’ return.
Replacing Scott M. Gimple, Angela Kang will be heading Season 9 as the new showrunner. Gimple will be moving forward as AMC has promoted him to be the Chief Content Officer.
Lauren Cohan seems to be the only cast still unconfirmed to return for Season 9.
Cohan has been a fan-favorite and her contract dispute has had fans’ worrying if the actress will choose or has chosen to exit the show. Recently, actor Khary Payton also came forward and made a post on his social media account asking the network to pay Cohan.
In other TWD news, The last week’s episode dove down deeper as its rating hit the lowest for this season with an average of 6.8 million viewers. It is the lowest the series has gone since the airing of season 1 episode 5 which brought in an average of 5.56 million viewers.
Let’s hope The Walking Dead gets back up on its feet with Season 9. In any case, the upcoming episode 12 in Season 8 will certainly be an interesting watch. Moreover, it will also recreate an iconic comic moment.
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Source: Production Weekly
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