Though it was previously set to premiere on April 12, AMC has postponed the debut of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, a two-season limited event series set in the world of the network’s zombie franchise, The Walking Dead. The delay is due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
The news was first revealed in a tweet that simply noted the premiere was moving. However, in a statement to GameSpot, AMC explained, “Given current circumstances, we have decided to shift the premiere of the new series The Walking Dead: World Beyond to later in the year.”
While World Beyond has already completed filming on its first season, it joins a growing list of delayed entertainment releases, including a long list of blockbuster films that are changing release dates because of the pandemic–from Disney’s Mulan to the highly-anticipated F9: The Fast Saga.