Despite the fact that AMC’s The Walking Dead traditionally debuts a new season in the month of October, this year’s unique final season of the popular show will begin on August 22.
Season 11 is going out with a bang, too. According to executive producer Angela Kang, “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.”
A Season 11 teaser was released during Sunday’s final episode of Season 10 and it has fans of the TWD comic books giddy with excitement. The short 36-second video teases a major character from the comics, Mercer, by showing his iconic red armor in a locker while we hear audio of his interrogation.
In the comics, Mercer is the chief officer of The Commonwealth — a group we first saw in the TV show’s Season 10 after Eugene talked to the mysterious woman known as Stephanie over the radio. The Commonwealth soldiers wear white armor, but Mercer’s previous rank in the Marine Corps allows him to wear the special red armor.
It was announced last month that Michael James Shaw, who you might also know as Corvus Glaive in Avengers: Infinity War, would play the role of Mercer in the show. And it honestly wasn’t hard to connect the dots that Mercer would be showing up soon, especially after the introduction of the Commonwealth soldiers and Princess, who would be Mercer’s love interest in the comics. Still, it’s good to see that he’ll be in this final season.
The Walking Dead Season 11 will play out through 24 episodes all the way through to the later part of 2022 on AMC.