The Walking Dead releases an in-production trailer ahead of the show’s final season! The Walking Dead season 11 is coming this August and fans are incredibly excited for it! This is going to be a huge event! We’ll be seeing the end of many of the characters we’ve come to love over the years.
The two-part season 11 premiere will be directed by Kevin Dowling. It will be his first time directing an episode of The Walking Dead and we’re looking forward to seeing what he brings to the table! The two-hour episode will kick off the 24 episode final season. Thank you for the in-production trailer!
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We get a nice little look at what that first episode has in store. The episode is still untitled but we’ve gained some insight from the little teaser. It looks like Eugene (Josh McDermitt), King Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lazaro) are being questioned by a stormtrooper. This stormtrooper is, of course, a soldier of the commonwealth. Okay, also he’s not actually a stormtrooper.
“We’re shooting [Season 11 episodes] one and two right now, it’s a two-part episode, a two-part premiere. What can I say? It’s going back to [being] scary, it’s scary,” Walking Dead writer-producer Jim Barnes told the Talk Dead to Me podcast after the start of filming in February. “We’re making a concerted effort to put that back into, especially these first two or three, and actually all throughout [the season]. We’re exploring things and doing things that I haven’t seen done on the show before, which is really exciting. Just different set pieces and locations, and the fact that we’re pulling it off during the pandemic is a testament to the crew in Georgia, it’s incredible. It’s big, I think I can say that.”
The last six episodes we got, six bonus episodes to extend season 10, were filmed near the beginning of the pandemic. This led to several measures that resulted in the show not really feeling like it had its usual scope. Luckily, Angela Kang is promising us that the scope on season 11 will be what we are used to seeing. Thank goodness!
“We’ll start seeing more stories again like the first episode — it’s got everybody on earth in the episode. And tons of zombies and lots of action and fun and intrigue, and locations we’ve never seen, and things like that. So just stylistically, there will be a change from these six [episodes] that we just watched back into our normal season.” is what Kang told EW.
Season 11 will be dealing with the beef between Negan and Maggie, but that’s not all! In season 11 “we’ll be dealing with the new group that our foursome of Eugene, Ezekiel, Princess, and Yumiko ran across and that starts to open up their world in bigger and unexpected ways.”
“Then of course we’ve got to see that Connie is still alive at the end of episode 16, so we still got that thread out there to deal with,” Kang teased. “We’ve got some great stories at Alexandria, as they’re dealing with the aftermath of this Whisperer war and things start to amp up even further. Then it all keeps rolling from there.”
Are you excited for the final season of The Walking Dead? Did you like the in-production trailer? We did6! Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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