“If you’re not a threat you have nothing to worry about,” a mysterious voice says in the 11th and final season teaser for AMC’s blockbuster zombie series The Walking Dead.
The series is finally coming to a close after 11 seasons, but it will feel more like three with the final 24 episodes airing in three eight-episode segments.
The first of those segments debuts Sunday, Aug. 22, AMC announced with the above teaser by Culver City, Calif.-based Big Picture Entertainment in the season-ten finale on Sunday, April 4.
“Coming off of the six additional episodes for Season 10, which focused on smaller, character-driven stories, we’re excited to kick off Season 11 bigger than ever,” said Angela Kang, showrunner and executive producer of The Walking Dead in a statement “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.”
“The final chapter of The Walking Dead begins with eight action-packed episodes that will feature the massive scope and scale fans have come to expect from TWD Universe, and I’m thrilled to share that fans won’t have to wait long for these incredible new episodes to debut this summer,” said Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of TWD Universe, also in a statement.
Big Picture sliced the above :30 teaser into several :10 teases of the ice cream cones, the bakery cake, the train, and so forth ahead of the final season.
Over its decade on the air, The Walking Dead shattered ratings records. It remains the top series on basic cable among the key adults 25-54 demographic in live-plus-three-day viewing, according to Nielsen.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead is produced by AMC Studios and executive produced by Gimple, Kang, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Joseph Incaprera and Denise Huth. AMC airs two Walking Dead spin-offs: Fear the Walking Dead and two-season limited series Walking Dead: World Beyond.
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