The Walking Dead season 11 part 2 promo: Commonwealth Military

Josh Hamilton as Lance Hornsby - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC
Josh Hamilton as Lance Hornsby - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC /

The Commonwealth will be a central focus for the upcoming eight episodes of The Walking Dead that will premiere on AMC on February 20. This new community was introduced in season 11, part one.

Fans of the comics are very familiar with this community introduced in Issue 175. This progressive community boasted 50,000 residents across the different settlements. The communities are under Governor Pamela Milton’s control with the enforcement of the military, led by Mercer. A class system is imposed, and people are given jobs based on their occupations before the outbreak.

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Laila Robins as Pamela Milton – The Walking Dead _ Season 11 – Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC /

The series has set up the Commonwealth’s introduced to mirror the comics, which isn’t always the case. Often, the series has gone in very different directions from the comics, including many characters not present in the comic storyline.

In season 11B, we will finally be introduced to the governor, and it will be interesting to see what happens next. Will the story continue to follow the comics, or will viewers get a different Commonwealth story?

The Walking Dead season 11 promo

Before the season 11 premiere, AMC really pushed promotion with photos, videos, title and synopsis reveals, The Walking Dead Origins series, etc. Heading into the second section of this season, it has been pretty quiet on the promotional front. There are two teasers, an official trailer and a handful of new photos.

This week a short promo was released asking people to “Do your part for the Commonwealth.”

The Commonwealth military wears white armor that many viewers have joked resembles that of Star War’s Stormtroopers. They seem to be well trained and ready for anything that comes their way. In the official trailer, we see them at the gates of Alexandria. Does Eugene give them up to save himself?

The promo video was similar to Eugene, Ezekiel, Princess and Yumiko’s welcome video. A bit graining and imperfect, and there is a reason for that.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Showrunner Angela Kang has explained why the videos all seem a bit off technology-wise.

"So yeah, there’s a cinematic element, but you’re also seeing kind of the boundaries of what you can do with technology. It’s almost like the old world, but not quite. It’s a little glitchy."

For what seems an idyllic community, it is good to see elements like this added in to remind viewers this is the apocalypse, and not everything is as good as we remember. Perhaps this is also a bit foreshadowing that the Commonwealth, for all of its amenities, things aren’t as “perfect” as they seem on the outside.

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The Walking Dead returns to AMC on February 20, with the premiere of season 11B. The episode is titled “No Other Way” and was written by Corey Reed and directed by Jon Amiel.

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