Fans of The Walking Dead received less than thrilling news after it was announced that the Season 10 finale was being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. While filming on the episode had already wrapped, post-production was unable to be completed in time for its scheduled April 12 air date. Instead of airing a rerun of the show, AMC is replacing The Walking Dead’s Season 10 finale time slot with another series.
AMC execs recently made the decision to move up Killing Eve’s Season 3 premiere by two weeks. The drama will now debut on Sunday, April 12 instead of on April 26. The series starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer is critically acclaimed and incredibly popular, so it makes sense that the folks at AMC would choose to fill the void left behind by The Walking Dead with another one of the network’s fan-favorite series. In a statement (via Variety), president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios Sarah Barnett shared her excitement over fans getting to see Killing Eve even earlier than before. In her words:
We know how adored this series is and we know how keen people are for great content right now. This season of Killing Eve digs deep psychologically, and with actors like Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw the results are nothing short of astonishing. We literally couldn’t wait for fans to see it.
This is great news for fans of Killing Eve, at least. The drama, which follows assassin Villanelle and former MI6 operative Eve Polastri, broke ratings records in Season 1 and has been a staple of AMC and BBC America since its premiere in 2018.
Considering that the series’ third season was already set to premiere next month, there probably won’t be any schedule delays or changes. Season 3 is set to kick off not long after the Season 2 cliffhanger, which saw Villanelle shoot Eve after she refused to run away with her.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, television networks and studios have had to shift things around to accommodate delays and production shutdowns. The Walking Dead isn’t the only AMC show facing postponement. The Walking Dead: World Beyond spin-off was also scheduled to premiere on April 12. However, with the Season 10 finale delayed and World Beyond’s premiere date pushed back to later this year, AMC luckily had Killing Eve on deck and ready to fill the scheduling gap.
Killing Eve Season 3 will now air on Sunday, April 12 at 9 p.m. ET. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for updates on The Walking Dead’s Season 10 finale. For more on which TV shows are facing delays or shortened seasons, be sure to check out our updated list of production shutdowns.