What to know about the last season
Surviving a zombie apocalypse is no easy task, and The walking dead knows this better than anyone, having chronicled the lives of a rotating group of survivors for over a decade now – even saying goodbye to some beloved fan favorites along the way.
But with Season 11 premiering on August 22, it looks like this chapter of their story is about to end, as AMC bids farewell to its flagship series over 24 episodes, the last of which will air. in 2022.
However, just because the end is near, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some cool new characters to introduce just yet from the hit comic book series the series is based on, created by Robert Kirkman (Invincible), Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard.
Of course, reading ahead of time probably won’t offer many answers as to what’s to come, although fans who have read the comics will be somewhat aware of what’s on the horizon. “If you know the comics, you know where at least part of it is going,” teased Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, in a statement about the upcoming season. “As always, it will be interesting to see all the way[s] the show stays true to how it changes and adapts to TV medium. “
How to watch
The show will officially air on August 22 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC, but AMC + subscribers will be able to watch the episode (and all other Season 11 episodes) a week earlier starting August 15.
What will this season be made of?
Well, according to the synopsis released by AMC and Skybound, this season will focus on the survivors attempting to rebuild their original base in Alexandria, while also dealing with their fellow survivors from the former strongholds of Kingdom and Hilltop – including Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and her band, the Wardens.
“Alexandria has more people than it can feed and protect. Their situation is dire as tensions escalate over past events and self-preservation surfaces within ravaged walls,” we read in the synopsis. “They must get more food as they attempt to restore Alexandria before it collapses, like countless other communities they have encountered over the years … More haggard and hungrier than ever, they have to dig deeper to find the effort and the strength to save the lives of their children, even if it means losing theirs. “
But just because the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been, doesn’t mean The walking dead will not feel that fans of the series have fallen in love. As showrunner Angela Kang said Weekly entertainment last year, the series will return to the “scope and scale” that initially appealed to everyone.
“[W]We’re going to start seeing more stories again like the first episode – there’s everyone on Earth in the episode, ”she said.“ And tons of zombies and a lot of action, fun and intrigue, and places we’ve never seen, and things like that. So just stylistically there will be a change from these six [pandemic-shot bonus episodes] which we just watched in our normal season. “
Who remains standing?
The current list of survivors includes Daryl (Norman Reedus), Carol (Melissa McBride), Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), Gabriel (Seth Gilliam), Princess (Paola Lázaro), Alden (Callan McAuliffe), Aaron (Ross Marquand) and of course, fan favorite Maggie.
While a first trailer has sparked rumors that the presumed dead Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) could make an appearance in this final series of episodes, there has been no confirmation of that. There has also been no news as to whether Michonne (Danai Gurira) could reprise her role – especially as her character has gone in search of Rick, whom the other survivors are unaware of. is still alive (with a series of films in the works to eventually chronicle the rest of his adventure).
Who are the Commonwealth?
Could this really be the last season of The walking dead without one last hurdle to overcome? In this case, said hurdle is the Commonwealth, a network of Ohio communities that come together to form one of the most advanced cities survivors have ever encountered in the series.
This is a stark contrast to what our current survivors face in Alexandria, as the Commonwealth not only has a functioning system of government, but it also offers luxury goods such as bakeries, tailors, butchers. and even a place for sports and other forms. Entertainment. Sadly, there are also a few major drawbacks, including the massively disparate class system which is based on the jobs people held before the life-changing zombie apocalypse.
It turns out that the general order is executed by
Stormtroopers an armored militia that carries state-of-the-art deadly weapons and, at least in the comics, responds to a woman named Pamela Milton (she is expected to be played by actress Laila Robins in the final season of series).
But the most prominent of them is Mercer (Michael James Shaw), a former Marine who leads this mini army and is conspicuously decked out in a red version of the gear the rest of the soldiers wear. He plays a pretty big role in the comics, right through to the end, which is probably a sign that this final season may well adapt to the very end of Kirkman, Moore, and Adlard’s work.
Is this Actually the end?
Not by far! Not only do Daryl and Carol get their own spinoff series that follows their adventures after the series ends, there are plans to return to Rick’s story as a trilogy of films as well, although the production does not. has not yet started.
More than that, there are two spinoff shows that take place in the same universe. Fear the living dead will launch its seventh season on October 17, while The Walking Dead: The World Beyond, designed as a limited series, will return for its second season on October 3. There will also be a lot more Talk dead, so fans can continue to dive into the world they love.
What if that Again is not enough, you can go back and catch up The Walking Dead: Origins, a series of four specials that highlights four of the survivors: Daryl, Carol, Maggie and Negan. Each episode delves deep into the story of that specific character, showcasing their respective journeys from the beginning until now, accompanied by voiceovers from the actors themselves.
The first episode of the final season of The walking dead airs August 22 on AMC or August 15 on AMC +.