The Walking Dead Season 11 Part 2 trailer just dropped. With viewership numbers down, will the trailer be enough to entice fans back to see how the once ratings-giant-of-a-show will end?
The Walking Dead, the mega-hit series that once ruled television, is wrapping up with only 16 episodes left. Even if viewership has dropped, however, the last season appears set to go out with a bang, starting with the second of three sets of episodes next month at least, according to this new trailer.
Let’s take a look at what happened as the first eight episodes of season 11 reached their conclusion. Eugene had been arrested for punching Governor Pamela Milton’s douchebag son Sebastian, a.k.a. Kingsley St. Buffingsworth, in the face during his trip to the dystopian pre-apocalyptic society of the Commonwealth.
At the end of a day at work, Yumiko is awakened by pounding on her front door. Her brother Tomi had been dragged off by goons, most likely for keeping quiet that he was a surgeon. Elsewhere, Daryl‘s former love interest Leah has taken control of the Reapers.
Again, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody who’s seen more than a handful of episodes of The Walking Dead, but things appear to be heading for an even greater catastrophe.
The trailer’s footage is mostly a second long in each clip, with various people or creatures attacking or murdering other folks and things, but there are still some details to note. Many Alexandrians, such as Carol, will head to the Commonwealth, where it appears Stephanie has vanished. We see Governor Milton for the first time; she’ll almost certainly be the show’s final villain.
There is a group of Commonwealth stormtroopers leading an attack on Alexandria, but we also see individuals like Gabriel and Aaron standing alongside white-armored soldiers. Finally, there’s a blood-soaked Commonwealth general named Mercer.
Season 11’s first few episodes weren’t very good, but the show recovered nicely after that. The Commonwealth is also a fantastic adversary—while they are undeniably fascist scum, they also represent a lifestyle many characters would want to live. No one has ever really wanted to be a Whisperer, Reaper, or Savior before.
But will fans be satisfied with what they see in the trailer? Will those who departed return to see how everything ends? Most likely the answer is no. Fans biggest complaint is the deaths and departing of major characters on the show, such as Rick, Michonne, Glenn, Abraham, Carl, and so on. Without some magical return of any of these characters, and the unlikeliness that Rick returns, viewers will most likely stay away.
The Walking Dead’s 24-episode final season will premiere on AMC, or a week early on the AMC+ streaming service, which you almost certainly do not have, on February 20.
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