The two-part episode that opens the final season of AMC’s The Walking Dead is only about a month away–and a new, eerie teaser sets the stage for “the beginning of the end.”
Acheron: Part I and II will air Aug. 22, as reported by comicbook.com, and will lead into an extended 24-episode 11th season of the zombie thriller. The season, as explained, will be broken down into three eight-episode segments, which will wrap up late next year. The clip from the first episode can be viewed on this page.
The teaser for Acheron: Part I–written by showrunner Angela Kang and producer Jim Barnes and directed by Kevin Dowling–shows Daryl (Norman Reedus), Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) on a mission to save Alexandria.
The intrepid trio is seen in a creepy subway tunnel covered with a mysterious mural and graffiti. Apparently the site of a long-deserted encampment for the homeless, the walls are scrawled with such warnings as “Truth lies” and “It comes for us all”. As the synopsis explains: “Nerves fray, suspicions increase and chaos ensues.”
In Acheron: Part II, the group discovers one member didn’t make it to safety inside the subway car and, “surrounded by Walkers, going back into the tunnel to search is a guaranteed death wish,” per the synopsis. “With very little ammo and energy remaining, the group must ready themselves, as the Walkers have found a way inside the subway train.”
Kang said “the stakes will be high” in this final season, adding that fans will see “more zombies, tons of action and intriguing new stories.” Chief content officer Scott Gimple said the first eight episodes boast the “massive scope and scale fans have come to expect from The Walking Dead.”
Debut dates for the next two eight-episode blocks have not yet been announced, so keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this final season of The Walking Dead on AMC.