The Walking Dead series is currently on hiatus while viewers anxiously await the premiere of season 11C. The eleventh season is the final for the series, with eight remaining episodes that will bring this story to a close.
On August 22, 2021, the first episode of the last season premiered, and the final season kicked things into high gear with new groups, characters, and a new community. Maggie’s return was a huge item at the end of season 10 and carried into season 11. More was learned about her time away, and her new group called the Wardens.
The Reapers, a group who had terrorized and killed Maggie’s most recent community, Meridian, were now the target of a mission for food and supplies. Alexandria just can’t watch a break after the Whisperers’ war. It has seen an influx of residents from the fall of the Kingdom and Hilltop and then a massive storm, a fire, and a horde of walkers.
Part 2 of season 11 premiered on February 20 and saw the end of the Reapers and the Wardens, save Elijah (Okea Eme-Akwari). Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) set out alone and joined a new community, Riverside, and was discovered to be married and his wife pregnant.
The Commonwealth (CW) was another important storyline in season 11, as several of our survivors chose to move to this community while repairs were made at Alexandria due to the generosity of the CW. This idyllic society slowly revealed another side as the true nature of several of the community leaders, including Deputy Governor Lance Hornsby (Josh Hamilton). By the midseason finale, Hornsby had taken over Alexandria, Hilltop and Oceanside.
When will The Walking Dead return?
The Walking Dead will return to AMC on October 2 with episode 17, “Lockdown” at 9 p.m. ET. AMC Networks subscription service AMC+ will air 1117 and 1118, “A New Deal,” on that same date, with the remaining episodes airing one week early.
The final episodes will pick up where the midseason left off and it appears to be action-packed. Our survivors, who have been scattered, will rejoin one another as they battle the CW and the massive horde descending on that community.
Viewers know that several characters are safe and will make it to the end of this part of the story, but there are still many who could meet their demise in the last eight episodes.