“The Walking Dead” Season 10 Premiere’s “Full House” Treatment Disturbingly Pleasant [VIDEO]

While the cast and crew of AMC‘s The Walking Dead roll along with their deep-dive production-wise on the tenth season, life in the franchise’s universe has become a lot like the NFL: neither have off-seasons anymore. With a strong ensemble cast (and a “Big Bad” fronted by Samantha Morton in an award-earning turn as Whisperers leader Alpha) and richly layered writing, showrunner/executive producer Angela Kang did the near-impossible: made the show feel fresh and dangerous again.

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We didn’t mince words over how impressed we were with season opener “Lines We Crossed” (check out our review here). But when you have such a tension-rising start, you sometimes look for a laugh or two to settle things down before the next outing (more on that below).

That’s the thinking we believe was behind Skybound‘s The Walking Dead/Full House mashup: have a little fun… share a few laughs. Except, it just feels… pleasantly disturbing…???

See for yourselves below:

Unfortunately, it’s time to get back to the TWD “reality” – next episode “We Are the End of the World” is set to give us the backstory on how Alpha and Beta (Ryan Hurst) first met, what it was that bonded Beta to Alpha’s cause, and how the Whisperers gathered their unholy horde – as you’re about to see in the following preview clip:

“The Walking Dead” season 10, episode 2 “We Are the End of the World”: A flashback reveals the origins of Alpha and Beta; Alpha attempts to toughen up Lydia as they prepare to walk with the dead; the Whisperers create their herds.

The Walking Dead is a story that started 10 years ago with one man trying to find his family. That family grew and gradually communities took shape. They fought and survived, thrived and gave birth to a new generation. It is a tale of humankind and there are more stories to tell.

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Ryan Hurst as Beta – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC

It is now Spring, a few months after the end of Season 9, when our group of survivors dared to cross into Whisperer territory during the harsh winter. The collected communities are still dealing with the after effects of Alpha’s horrific display of power, reluctantly respecting the new borderlines being imposed on them, all while organizing themselves into a militia-style fighting force, preparing for a battle that may be unavoidable.

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Samantha Morton as Alpha, Havana Blum as Young Lydia – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC

But the Whisperers are a threat unlike any they have ever faced. Backed by a massive horde of the dead it is seemingly a fight they cannot win. The question of what to do and the fear it breeds will infect the communities and give rise to paranoia, propaganda, secret agendas, and infighting that will test them as individuals and as a society. The very idea of whether civilization can survive in a world filled with the dead hangs in the balance.

Ryan Hurst as Beta – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...