AMC Networks dropped a new teaser for The Walking Dead Season 11, showing the cast all geared up as their characters get ready for battle. This teaser is a part of the AMC’s ‘11 Weeks of Reveals Until Season 11’ strategy.
The channel will release teasers, new reveals and first looks each Thursday leading up to the premiere of the final chapter. The series finale is divided in two parts and the trailer teased with bold lettering ‘THE EPIC END BEGINS.’
The characters featured in the clip are Daryl, Carol, Maggie, Negan, Gabriel, Rosita, Eugene, and Ezekiel, and introduced a comic character.
Avengers actor Michael James Shaw joined the cast as the teaser also gave us the first look at a comics character, Mercer. Mercer is the leader of the Commonwealth Military, part of a heavily-armoured community.
Season 11 is the first half of the finale and will include 8 episodes. AMC announced the titles of all 8 episodes in one of the reveals: Acheron: Part I, Acheron: Part II, Hunted, Rendition, Out of the Ashes, On the Inside, Promises Broken, and For Blood.
The network also released the synopsis for the first two episodes,
Acheron: Part I
Returning to Alexandria from a critical food mission, the group realizes it isn’t enough. Maggie proposes a new plan, potentially a suicide mission. What choice do they have?
They must find more food for all their people in order to survive and efficiently rebuild Alexandria. If they don’t, Alexandria falls, taking them down with it.
Once on the road, a violent storm erupts forcing them underground into a subway tunnel. As nerves fray and suspicions increase, chaos ensues.
The terror is relentless as our people get a glimpse of what Maggie and her group endured prior to returning to Alexandria. Meanwhile, those captured by the strange soldiers are relocated to another undisclosed location.”
Acheron: Part II
The group discovers a member did not make it to safety inside the subway car. Surrounded by walkers, going back out into the tunnel to search is a guaranteed death wish. All eyes are on Negan as the rule of survival shifts. It is no longer No Man Left Behind. The motto now is We Keep Going.
With very little ammo and energy remaining, the group must ready themselves as the walkers have found a way inside the subway train.
Meanwhile, Daryl is in his own intense hellish situation trying to find Dog and finding more than he expected; and Yumiko challenges the process at the Commonwealth outpost, which threatens her future and that of Eugene, Ezekiel, and Princess.”
Series producer Scott Gimple has previously teased some “very, very dark” moments in the upcoming season. (via Digital Spy).
Gimple explained in a TWDUniverse Twitch stream,
Without getting too into it, there’s a level of intensity to these episodes that’s both an intensity of threat intermingled with the intensity of emotions behind that, and various histories of the characters getting intermingled with that.
There’s some really brutal stuff in it, and yet it directly affects some of our most beloved characters and ties into their histories in ways that we’ll see.”
The tiny 11 weeks of reveals will all lead up to a trailer reveal during San Diego Comic-Con@Home 2021. Showrunner Angela Kang confirmed this on Twitter. An online-only event, Comic-Con@Home will be taking place on July 23-25.
The Walking Dead returns on AMC on August 22, 2021.
|Jeffrey Dean Morgan
|Michael James Shaw
About The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead is a neo-western horror drama that is based on the comic book series of the same name written by Robert Kirkman. It currently stars Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and others.
Rick Grimes, a sheriff’s deputy, wakes up from a coma to find that the world has just gone through a zombie apocalypse. He soon realizes that the world is divided into the zombies- the ‘walkers’- and a group of survivors who will do anything to survive.
The recent season, that is season 11, will adapt material from issues #175–193 of the comic book series and focuses on the group’s encounter with the Commonwealth, a large network of communities that has advanced equipment and almost fifty thousand survivors living in their different settlements.