In an instagram exchange with TWD show runner Angela Kang, fans started asking what the status of the finale was. Kang replied with, "Announcement at virtual Comic Con!"
The news has since circulated quickly and coupled with the announcement of The Walking Dead panel discussion happening for the virtual version of San Diego Comic Con @ Home, fans will have added incentive to tune in.
Since the pandemic forced production to shut down, the finale for the series has been put on hold since March. The last new episode of the show aired on April 5th, 2020 and with this finale functioning as a standalone episode as a culmination of the series, there has been no movement.
The July 24th event will include panelists chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, executive producer, and finale director Greg Nicotero and cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand, and Paola Lázaro.