The post-zombie apocalypse series is finally coming to an end. Here's all you need to know.
More than a decade since its premiere, ‘The Walking Dead’ is finally coming to an end this year.
Season 10 concluded on April 4, 2021, and now fans are eager to find out what to expect in the final season.
Season 10 ended with a surprisingly low death toll, meaning most of the survivors will be present in the season finale.
Here's everything you need to know about ‘The Walking Dead’ season 11, including release dates, casting news, plot details, and more.
The 11th and final season of ‘The Walking Dead’ will start airing on August 22, 2021, on AMC.
The final season was supposed to premiere in October 2020, just like the previous 10 seasons.
The series releases new seasons in October each year since 2010.
However, pre-production and filming for season 11 were affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, resulting in the delay.
At least we don't have to wait until October 2021 just to see the new season.
Fans who will miss the series don't have to feel so sad. A spinoff series starring Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride is underway and is expected to release in 2023. You can count on us to write a separate preview for the spinoff.
Warning: Season 10 spoilers ahead.
Season 10 episode finale showed us the back story of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and introduced us to his wife Lucille, played by Morgan's real-life wife, Hilarie Burton.
Tensions between Negan and Maggie were getting higher, and to keep Negan safe, Carol banished him to Leah's cabin, where he had a deep reflection on his past.
We learned that Negan was not always a good husband to Lucille, but when she revealed that she was suffering from cancer and asked him to stay by her side until she dies, Negan refused to give up. By then, we saw a side of Negan we've never seen before. He took good care of his wife. He reads to her, watched movies with her, and prepared romantic dinners with the dog food as their main course. No matter what happens, he made sure to give her shots.
When their medical supplies got depleted, Negan desperately looked for medicines for his wife. He met doctor Franklin and his daughter Laura, who gave him the supplies without asking for anything in return. However, Negan got captured by a biker gang, who wouldn't release him unless he tells them the location of Franklin and his daughter.
Negan made the hard choice to reveal the whereabouts of the doctor to return to his ailing wife, paying their kindness with betrayal. He managed to return home with the medicines, only to find out that Lucille is dead and has come back as a walker.
He burns his house with Laura inside and returns to the biker gang to kill them and rescue Franklin and Laura.
After reflecting on his past, Negan has finally come to terms with history. He finally lets go of Lucille the Bat, the weapon he named after his wife. He burns the rest of the bat at peace, finally moving on and accepting his fate.
He returns to Alexandria, now a completely different person.
Season 11 will have 24 episodes, and we are assuming that this will tie the loose endings for the series unless they are planning to leave some cliffhangers for the spin-off.
Showrunner Angela Kang teased that season 11 will be "bigger than ever."
"The stakes will be high — we'll see more zombies, tons of action, intriguing new stories, never-before-seen locations, and our groups together in one community for the first time, trying to rebuild what the Whisperers took from them," Kang explained via Deadline.
Shockingly, a lot of survivors were still alive by the end of season 10, which means that they are most likely returning for season 11.
These include Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), and Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos).
In terms of new faces, Michael James Shaw announced via Instagram that he is joining the cast list as Mercer, the leader of the Commonwealth Army for season 11.
Reedus revealed to RadioTimes that he has been trying his best to convince Andrew Lincoln to return after he was last seen in season 9. However, we still don't have the confirmation so far.
The Walking Dead's Final Season teaser was finally released yesterday, April 5, 2021.
You can watch the teaser below. We'll continue to drop trailers here, so feel free to check back from time to time.
Are you excited for ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 11?