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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.

This season will adapt material from issues #175-193 of the Comic Series. It focuses on the group's encounter with the Commonwealth, a large network of communities that has advanced equipment.

Plot

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.

Meanwhile, unbeknownst to those at Alexandria, Eugene, Ezekiel, Yumiko, and Princess are still being held captive by mysterious soldiers who are members of a larger and unforthcoming group.

Episodes

Title Writer(s) Director(s) Original Air Date U.S. Viewers
1. "Acheron: Part I" Angela Kang
Jim Barnes
Kevin Dowling August 22, 2021 TBA
2. "Acheron: Part II" Angela Kang
Jim Barnes
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

Title Screen

Main article: Title Screens (TV Series)

Cast

Deaths

To be added.

Production

On October 5, 2019, AMC announced the show was renewed for an eleventh season.[1] The eleventh season was announced on September 9, 2020, as the final season with Angela Kang serving as showrunner.[2] 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.[3][4] 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.[5] Filming for the final season began in February 2021.[6][7]

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."[8] 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.[9]

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.[10][11]

Casting

In October 2019, Lauren Cohan was confirmed to be returning to the series as Maggie, after being absent since early in the ninth season.[12][13] Cohan officially returned to the series near the end of the tenth season.[14] In March 2021, it was announced that Michael James Shaw had been cast in the series regular role of Mercer.[15] Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton Morgan's 11-year old son, Gus Morgan, will appear in the fifth episode as a featured walker.[16] In April 2021, Jacob Young was cast as Deaver in an undisclosed capacity.[17]

Release

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.[18]

Trivia

References

  1. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/walking-dead-renewed-season-11-1245670/
  2. https://tvline.com/2020/09/09/the-walking-dead-final-season-11-end-date-last-episodes/
  3. https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/walking-dead-season-11-delayed-season-10-finale-premiere-date-1234715287/
  4. https://comicbook.com/thewalkingdead/2020/03/14/talking-dead-going-dark-sunday-march-15-after-the-walking-dead-walk-with-us-coronavirus/
  5. https://deadline.com/2020/03/coronavirus-norman-reedus-walking-dead-shutdown-spinoff-kevin-can-f-himself-amc-1202882946/
  6. https://collider.com/the-walking-dead-season-11-filming-begins/
  7. https://twitter.com/TheWalkingDead/status/1358948524142911490
  8. https://www.indiewire.com/2014/06/the-walking-dead-has-a-plan-through-season-12-and-5-more-things-we-learned-at-sundays-pga-panel-25603/
  9. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-19/inside-amc-networks-plan-to-make-walking-dead-live-forever
  10. https://deadline.com/2020/09/walking-dead-ends-norman-reedus-spinoff-melissa-mcbride-anthology-angela-kang-amc-robert-kirkman-1234573093/
  11. https://spoilertv.com/2019/01/the-walking-dead-renewed-for-10th.html
  12. https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/10/05/the-walking-dead-renewed-for-season-11-on-amc
  13. https://ew.com/comic-con/2019/10/05/the-walking-dead-renewed-season-11-lauren-cohan-returning/
  14. https://tvline.com/2020/04/06/lauren-cohan-returns-the-walking-dead-maggie-finale-trailer-video/
  15. https://deadline.com/2021/03/the-walking-dead-michael-james-shaw-cast-new-series-regular-season-11-mercer-1234704243/
  16. https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a36084911/walking-dead-season-11-jeffrey-dean-morgan-son/
  17. https://deadline.com/2021/04/the-power-casts-ana-ularu-the-walking-dead-jacob-young-1234746002/
  18. https://deadline.com/2021/04/walking-dead-final-season-premiere-date-revealed-teaser-video-norman-reedus-spinoff-melissa-mcbride-amc-1234727341/
  19. https://comicbook.com/thewalkingdead/news/the-walking-dead-ending-season-11-final-episodes/
Episodes of The Walking Dead
Season 1 "Days Gone Bye" • "Guts" • "Tell It to the Frogs" • "Vatos" • "Wildfire" • "TS-19"
Season 2 "What Lies Ahead" • "Bloodletting" • "Save the Last One" • "Cherokee Rose" • "Chupacabra" • "Secrets" • "Pretty Much Dead Already" • "Nebraska" • "Triggerfinger" • "18 Miles Out" • "Judge, Jury, Executioner" • "Better Angels" • "Beside the Dying Fire"
Season 3 "Seed" • "Sick" • "Walk With Me" • "Killer Within" • "Say the Word" • "Hounded" • "When the Dead Come Knocking" • "Made to Suffer" • "The Suicide King" • "Home" • "I Ain't a Judas" • "Clear" • "Arrow on the Doorpost" • "Prey" • "This Sorrowful Life" • "Welcome to the Tombs"
Season 4 "30 Days Without An Accident" • "Infected" • "Isolation" • "Indifference" • "Internment" • "Live Bait" • "Dead Weight" • "Too Far Gone" • "After" • "Inmates" • "Claimed" • "Still" • "Alone" • "The Grove" • "Us" • "A"
Season 5 "No Sanctuary" • "Strangers" • "Four Walls and a Roof" • "Slabtown" • "Self Help" • "Consumed" • "Crossed" • "Coda" • "What Happened and What's Going On" • "Them" • "The Distance" • "Remember" • "Forget" • "Spend" • "Try" • "Conquer"
Season 6 "First Time Again" • "JSS" • "Thank You" • "Here's Not Here" • "Now" • "Always Accountable" • "Heads Up" • "Start to Finish" • "No Way Out" • "The Next World" • "Knots Untie" • "Not Tomorrow Yet" • "The Same Boat" • "Twice as Far" • "East" • "Last Day on Earth"
Season 7 "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" • "The Well" • "The Cell" • "Service" • "Go Getters" • "Swear" • "Sing Me a Song" • "Hearts Still Beating" • "Rock in the Road" • "New Best Friends" • "Hostiles and Calamities" • "Say Yes" • "Bury Me Here" • "The Other Side" • "Something They Need" • "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"
Season 8 "Mercy" • "The Damned" • "Monsters" • "Some Guy" • "The Big Scary U" • "The King, the Widow, and Rick" • "Time for After" • "How It's Gotta Be" • "Honor" • "The Lost and the Plunderers" • "Dead or Alive Or" • "The Key" • "Do Not Send Us Astray" • "Still Gotta Mean Something" • "Worth" • "Wrath"
Season 9 "A New Beginning" • "The Bridge" • "Warning Signs" • "The Obliged" • "What Comes After" • "Who Are You Now?" • "Stradivarius" • "Evolution" • "Adaptation" • "Omega" • "Bounty" • "Guardians" • "Chokepoint" • "Scars" • "The Calm Before" • "The Storm"
Season 10 "Lines We Cross" • "We Are the End of the World" • "Ghosts" • "Silence the Whisperers" • "What It Always Is" • "Bonds" • "Open Your Eyes" • "The World Before" • "Squeeze" • "Stalker" • "Morning Star" • "Walk With Us" • "What We Become" • "Look at the Flowers" • "The Tower" • "A Certain Doom" • "Home Sweet Home" • "Find Me" • "One More" • "Splinter" • "Diverged" • "Here's Negan"
Season 11 "Acheron: Part I" • "Acheron: Part II" • "Hunted" • "Rendition" • "Out of the Ashes" • "On the Inside" • "Promises Broken" • "For Blood"