The Walking Dead showrunner teases the ‘formidable’ enemies of the Reapers in season 11
After ten seasons of fighting the dead and fearing the living, there is still something to fear in season 11 of The walking dead. Over a decade after the start of the zombie apocalypse, the survivors have defeated fearsome foes like the Governor (David Morrissey) of Woodbury and the cannibals of Terminus, fled from Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and the Saviors, and silenced Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the Whisperers. For the last season of The walking dead, showrunner Angela Kang unmasks a new class of threat: an elite squad of costumed human-hunter creeps called the Reapers.
A ghillie-costumed sniper (Mike Whinnet) murders Maggie’s (Lauren Cohan) friends in the extended Season 10 episode “Home Sweet Home”, nearly killing Daryl (Norman Reedus) in a vicious attack that takes place. ends with the Camouflaged Reaper telling Maggie, “Pope has marked you.” Why the yet-to-be-revealed villain (played by series newcomer Ritchie Coster) “scarred” Maggie and her new group the Wardens is a question for Season 11.
“We know the Reapers came after Maggie and that she had mingled with them before. Daryl was there to see how dangerous they can be,” Kang said on The Walking Dead Season 11 Special Preview. “I think there will be a lot of things that come to light about the Reapers, and so I don’t want to go too far, but we know they’re incredibly great.”
In “Home Sweet Home”, Maggie reveals that the Reapers razed the village where she lived with her son Hershel (Kien Michael Spiller) and their friends Cole (James Devoti) and Elijah (Okea Eme-Akwari). When what remains of the party is burned alive or shot, Maggie realizes that the Reapers have followed her home.
“These aren’t survivors who were like a teacher or a farmer or whatever and learned to be tough,” Kang said of the Reapers. “They were difficult to get into the apocalypse. So this is a different type of group than the one our people have ever mixed with before.”
Viewers can revisit Season 10 for Easter Eggs that suggest an old friend will be unmasked as a member of this tight-knit group of killers who are “incredibly skilled.” Don’t look to the comics for clues: The Reapers are part of an original story exclusive to the TV show.
“They were good at going into the apocalypse. So each of them is like an incredibly brutal and organized warrior… They are the pinnacle of human killers. They are just a very formidable type of enemy to face,” he said. teased Kang in San. Diego Comic-Con. “They don’t rely on the number and volume of people to fight against in order to survive, so it’s a tight-knit group, and they’re really great in a way our characters don’t come through often.”
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