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Season 11 is the upcoming final season of AMC's The Walking Dead. It will premiere on August 22, 2021 and will consist of 24 episodes. Developed for television by Frank Darabont, the series is based on the eponymous series of comic books by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The executive producers are Kirkman, David Alpert, Scott Gimple, Angela Kang, Greg Nicotero, Joe Incaprera, Denise Huth, and Gale Anne Hurd, with Kang as showrunner for her third and final season.
Previously on The Walking Dead, our survivors confronted past demons and combated new threats, with friendships and relationships suffering from the mounting collateral damage that is the apocalypse. Alexandria is severely compromised, left a former shell of the home it once was from the carnage and devastation left behind by the Whisperers.
Now all who live in Alexandria struggle to refortify it and feed its increasing number of residents, which include the survivors from the fall of the Kingdom and the burning of Hilltop; along with Maggie and her new group, the Wardens. Alexandria has more people than it can manage to feed and protect. Their situation is dire as tensions heat up over past events and self-preservation rises to the surface within the ravaged walls.
They must secure more food while they attempt to restore Alexandria before it collapses like countless other communities they have come across throughout the years. But where and how? More haggard and hungrier than ever before, they must dig deeper to find the effort and strength to safeguard the lives of their children, even if it means losing their own.
|Title||Writer(s)||Director(s)||Original Air Date||U.S. Viewers|
|1.||"Acheron: Part I"||Angela Kang
|Kevin Dowling||August 22, 2021||TBA|
|2.||"Acheron: Part II"||Angela Kang
|Kevin Dowling||August 29, 2021||TBA|
|3.||"Hunted"||TBA||TBA||September 5, 2021||TBA|
|4.||"Rendition"||TBA||TBA||September 12, 2021||TBA|
|5.||"Out of the Ashes"||TBA||TBA||September 19, 2021||TBA|
|6.||"On the Inside"||TBA||TBA||September 26, 2021||TBA|
|7.||"Promises Broken"||TBA||TBA||October 3, 2021||TBA|
|8.||"For Blood"||Erik Mountain||Sharat Raju||October 10, 2021||TBA|
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- Also Starring
- Callan McAuliffe as Alden
- Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko
- Cooper Andrews as Jerry
- Nadia Hilker as Magna
- Cailey Fleming as Judith Grimes
- Cassady McClincy as Lydia
- Lauren Ridloff as Connie
- Michael James Shaw as Mercer
- Margot Bingham as Stephanie
- Laila Robins as Pamela Milton
- Josh Hamilton as Lance Hornsby
- Dan Fogler as Luke
- Sydney Park as Cyndie
- Kerry Cahill as Dianne
- Angel Theory as Kelly
- Avianna Mynhier as Rachel Ward
- Kenric Green as Scott
- Nadine Marissa as Nabila
- Kevin Carroll as Virgil
- Karen Ceesay as Bertie
- Paola Lázaro as Juanita Sanchez
- James Devoti as Cole
- Ritchie Coster as TBA
To be added.
On October 5, 2019, AMC announced the show was renewed for an eleventh season. The eleventh season was announced on September 9, 2020, as the final season with Angela Kang serving as showrunner. In July 2020, AMC announced that Season 11 would not premiere in October 2020 as originally planned due to production delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, it was reported that pre-production had been halted and that filming would be delayed three to four weeks also due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Filming for the final season began in February 2021.
Executive producer David Alpert said in 2014 that the comics have given them enough ideas for Rick Grimes and company over the next seven years. "I happen to love working from source material, specifically because we have a pretty good idea of what season 10 is gonna be," Alpert said. "We know where seasons 11 and 12 [will be]... we have benchmarks and milestones for those seasons if we're lucky enough to get there." In September 2018, AMC CEO Josh Sapan further clarified Alpert's statement, saying the network plan on continuing The Walking Dead as a franchise for another 10 years, including new films and television series based on the original comic book series.
AMC confirmed in September 2020 that the show would conclude with the eleventh season, covering 24 episodes over a two-year broadcast period, at the same time as announcing a spin-off series involving the characters of Daryl and Carol to start airing in 2023.
In October 2019, Lauren Cohan was confirmed to be returning to the series as Maggie, after being absent since early in the ninth season. Cohan officially returned to the series near the end of the tenth season. In March 2021, it was announced that Michael James Shaw had been cast in the series regular role of Mercer. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton Morgan's 11-year old son, Gus Morgan, will appear in the fifth episode as a featured walker. In April 2021, Jacob Young was cast as Deaver in an undisclosed capacity.
The season will premiere on August 22, 2021, and is set to contain 24 episodes that will be split into three eight-episode airing blocks, with the series concluding in 2022.
- This season will be mainly based on "Volume 30: New World Order", "Volume 31: The Rotten Core" and "Volume 32: Rest In Peace" from the Comic Series.
- This season will be extended with an additional eight episodes, upping the episode count from 16 to 24.
- This makes Season 11 the longest season of the TV Series to date.
- This is the second time a season of the Original TV Series has been extended, with the first being Season 10.
- This is the first season to ever begin to air in the summer instead of the fall in the given year.
- This is the last season in which Angela Kang is showrunner for The Walking Dead.