The final season of AMC’s ever-popular The Walking Dead zombie series kicks off in less than two weeks, and now fans can get a sneak peek at what may lie ahead.
AMC this week unveiled the titles of the first eight episodes of what it is calling The Walking Dead Final Season: Part One that will debut Aug. 22, according to comingsoon.net.
The two-part premiere–Acheron (Parts I and II)–was written by showrunner Angela Kang and producer Jim Barnes and was directed by Kevin Dowling. This special will usher in an expanded 24-episode Season 11 that will air in three parts before (sadly) drawing to a close in late 2022.
The balance of the first eight episodes include: Hunted, Rendition, Out of the Ashes, On the Inside, Promises Broken and For Blood.
Scott Gimple, chief content officer of The Walking Dead universe, was very excited about the way Season 11 starts out. “The first episode is crazy,” he said. “I cannot wait for people to see it. It’s very, very big. I don’t want to say too much, but it’s stuff we have never seen on the show.”
By way of an instant recap of the previous season, the show’s survivors were last seen battling new threats as Alexandria was devastated by the Whisperers. The struggle now is to fortify the refuge and feed everyone. But, according to the official synopsis, the survivors have been left “more haggard and hungry than ever before. They must dig deeper to find the strength to safeguard the lives of their children, even if it means losing their own.”
The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Cailey Fleming, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The final season also introduces Margot Bingham as Stephanie and Michael James Shaw as Mercer.
The long-running series–based on the comic book by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard–was developed by Frank Darabont.
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