The Walking Dead Final Season Premiere Date Confirmed: Watch a New Promo!

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It's going to be a long few months after the thrilling conclusion of The Walking Dead Season 10

As announced in a new teaser that ran during the season finale, The Walking Dead's final, expanded season will kick off with eight new episodes, the first of a massive 24-episode story arc that will bring the show’s decade-long successful run to a conclusion.

“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,” says Angela Kang, showrunner and executive producer of The Walking Dead.

Fear the Reaper - The Walking Dead

“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,” adds Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of TWD Universe.

A Tense Meeting - The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 17

Many plot threads were left dangling, so there's a lot for fans to ponder over these next few months. The good news is that we're finally getting introduced to the Commonwealth, which should start the process of wrapping the storylines up.

As previously reported, the franchise will live on with the current spinoff Fear the Walking Dead, as well as an upcoming series featuring Melissa McBride and Norman Reedus.

The third spinoff The Walking Dead World Beyond, will end its two-season run this year, and another spinoff titled Tales of The Walking Dead is in the works.

The aforementioned teaser finds Eugene in a precarious position.

A Reunion Years in the Making - The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 17

“Why are you here?” Eugene is asked by what we could only assume to be his captors, who took him alongside Ezekiel, Yumiko, and Princess

 “Do you consider yourself a fundamentally honest person?” is another question he is asked, along with  “Have you ever been vaccinated for the measles?” and “Do you have friends in the area that we should be aware of?"

Yep, it's going to be a wild conclusion, you guys.

The Walking Dead shattered ratings records over ten seasons and remains the #1 series on basic cable for the 12th consecutive year, among A25-54 in L+3 viewing.

A Tender Moment - The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 17

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.

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The Walking Dead Quotes

You can breathe. You can blink. You can cry. Hell, they're all gonna be doing that.


Daryl: What is it?
Judith: I can't believe we just left her in a ditch. What if you were lost and no one could find you? Where RJ was or mom?
Daryl: You gonna tell me where this is coming from?
Judith: I just want us to be back together again ... at home. That's all.
Daryl: I radioed your mom, so she knows not to go home, so she's safe. That way she can find us.
Judith: You talked to her?
Daryl: No, but I'm gonna keep trying.
Judith: It doesn't matter. I talked to her after the fire, and I'm worried. Maybe she won't come home.
Daryl: What did she say?
Judith: She went to go help some people she met, who needed her. I didn't want to tell you.
Daryl: Why is that?
Judith: Because maybe you'd leave, too.
Daryl: I won't.
Judith: You promise.
Daryl: I can't.
Judith: Why?
Daryl: Because I can't lie to you. I don't know what's gonna happen. There ain't no one that can tell you they do. There's one thing I know, there's a whole bunch of people back there that would do anything for you. One day, when you're older, they're going to need you to do anything for them. You got a whole lot of family. Nothing can take the place of someone you love being gone. That doesn't mean that everything that follows is going to break your heart.