Fans are gearing up for season 11, part 3 premiere of The Walking Dead coming October 2 on AMC and AMC+. This will be the final eight episodes that ever air for the main Walking Dead universe series. Sure, there are several spinoffs to come, but these last eight episodes are vital to fans of the franchise.
When a series ends, especially one that has extended 12 years, there will be blood. Fans know that Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) will survive the final episodes. In a strange twist, AMC thought it wise to announce the spinoff series’ ahead of the finale episodes spoiling the fact that certain characters would survive. Morgan even thought this was odd, stating on The Rick Eisen Show:
"“Now that we’ve announced that there’s going to be a spin-off, I guess we know Negan doesn’t die. Spoiler Alert, folks. Sorry! I’m still not sure why we announced that already. It was sort of a shocker to me.”"
But, save for those four characters, there are still many of our favorite characters who may not make it until the final episode that airs on November 20.
The Walking Dead final season deaths
So far in season 11, the only notable death has been Alden (Callan McAuliffe), as he had been on the series for several seasons. His death was assumed when Negan and Maggie left him alone and injured. The sad thing about his death is that it has a fascinating story that was never told on screen. (You can read about it here). Marco (Gustavo Gomez) is another death that, if you consider time on the series, was also notable.
Other than these two characters, we’ve lost no other significant characters. But that could change in the last eight episodes.
According to showrunner Angela Kang in an interview with TV Line,
"“there’s a lot of danger, and not everybody is going to make it.”"
Only time will who makes it out alive.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC and AMC+ on October 2.