From Rick staggering down that hospital corridor back in 2010 to Negan burning Lucille at the end of the Season 10 finale, it’s been a long and emotional road for the survivors of The Walking Dead‘s zombie apocalypse. Now, after over 150 episodes full of twists, turns, zombies, and plenty of gore, the end is finally near for Carol, Daryl, and the rest of the characters we’ve come to know and love over the previous 10 seasons.
AMC is dropping plenty of teasers as part of their “11 Weeks of Reveals until Season 11” promotion that began at the start of the month, and recent sneak peeks have focused heavily on new group the Commonwealth. However, the latest clip shows Daryl and Dog entering what looks like a dangerous situation as they explore a subway tunnel and discover a long-dead money courier still handcuffed to a briefcase full of cash.
Based on the graffiti on the walls, the location looks like it may have been a long-abandoned shelter for survivors. A synopsis for the season described Daryl, Maggie, and other survivors from Alexandria being forced to seek sanctuary in the tunnel after they were attacked by walkers, potentially leading to one of those claustrophobic episodes that the show does so well.
While the new extended clip might not offer much in the way of hints and spoilers, other released teasers give clearer suggestions of what’s to come. The new ‘Trilogy’ trailer, for example, is heavy on the flashbacks to Rick Grimes’ (Andrew Lincoln) time on the show, setting off speculation that the character will play some part in proceedings.
This trailer also shows Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura) in the armor of The Commonwealth, an immense group of over 50,000 people with access to modern weaponry and a robustly developed civilization.
All The Walking Dead spinoffs on the way
While the parent show will finally conclude next year, The Walking Dead franchise will continue and become a multi-platform universe. There will be new seasons for Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, other spinoffs, and movies that pick up with Rick.
The first new material is more of a Season 11 bonus than an actual show: The Walking Dead: Origins tells the tale of the zombie apocalypse from four different perspectives. The four episodes are something of an inventive recap show and include actor interviews, narration, and flashbacks as we’re taken on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
The next new spinoff will revolve around the ever-popular Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride as Daryl and Carol. How they’ll get to the point where they’re on their own is unknown, but may have been hinted at when Daryl suggested the pair run away together. Whether the show will take place chronologically after Season 11 or concurrently is also unknown.
Meanwhile, Tales Of The Walking Dead will be the franchise’s first foray into the anthology format, telling one-off stories from the zombie apocalypse. There will be no restrictions placed on where episodes will occur in the often confusing Walking Dead timeline, meaning viewers might get taken back to favorite periods and locations in the show’s history or even see one-off returns for characters like Glen, Michonne or Shane.
In March, yet another show was added to the line-up: Dead In The Water, all about a zombie breakout on the nuclear submarine the USS Pennsylvania. The digital exclusive will tie directly to Fear the Walking Dead, where viewers will already be aware of the vessel’s fate.
Adapting issues 175 through 193 of the comic book, The Walking Dead‘s eleventh and final season will consist of 24 episodes spread out over three separate blocks, beginning with Acheron: Part I. The first episode will premiere on AMC+ on August 15 before airing on AMC a week later, on August 22.