The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus has shared, that the show started filming on new episodes.

The six bonus instalments, first announced by showrunner Angela Kang at Comic-Con in July, will extend season 10 into 2021, offering “deep dives” into characters such as Daryl (Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride).

Reedus confirmed that he was back filming on Monday (October 12), taking to Instagram to share an image of himself in costume.

Talking previously to Deadline about the bonus episodes, the actor explained: “We really get into the heads of the characters more than a giant situation where you’d have thousands of zombies on top of you and people screaming and running,

“It’s more character-driven, because of COVID, it’s kind of changed the dynamic a little bit. Also, I think after such an epic battle at the end of this season I think you need some breathing room.”

In light of the recently-aired Whisperer war finale, he added: “I think people need to exhale and take a look around them, and I think that’s what’s happening now.

“I’m sure it’ll ramp back up again but right now it’s kind of an introspective exhale sort of a feel, which is nice. It’s a nice tone.”

The six extra episodes are the first to be produced with COVID-19 measures in place, and have been designed to ensure safe filming during the pandemic.