So it's been a weird time covering the final season of AMC's The Walking Dead, and "time" is what's making it so weird. On one hand, we're covering the season episode-by-episode with previews (like the one for S11E13 "Warlords" below). On the other hand, we're keeping a third eye trained on the future. Sometimes, that means the far future with spinoffs like the Lauren Cohan & Jeffrey Dean Morgan-starring Isle of the Dead or upcoming anthology series Tales of the Walking Dead. But this time around, we return to DoP Duane Charles Manwiller's Instagram account where images from the final days of filming are being shared. What made this one give us pause was that it came with an expiration date: "With the start of today, only two weeks left of filming on the FINAL EPISODE." And that really drove home the reality of it all. We're already dreading what the emotional posts are going to look like at the end of next week.
Here's a look at Manwiller's most recent post, marking the time remaining on series filming (still feels weird to write & read that) while showing off some of the tools they use to work their magic this season:
In "Warlords," Aaron (Ross Marquand) and Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) agree to serve as emissaries for the Commonwealth (though it's more for Josh Hamilton's Hornsby) to make contact with a new community. Well, we're getting the impression that things don't go too well. And then Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Lydia (Cassady McClincy), and Elijah (Okea Eme-Akwari) end up being pulled into the situation, one that might be a bit uglier than the following images are letting on based on the clip we saw Sunday night on Talking Dead. But with "Warlords" set to hit AMC this Sunday (and currently streaming on AMC+), here's a look at some new faces making their presence known in a big way.
The Walking Dead Season 11 Episode 13 "Warlords": Maggie, Lydia, and Elijah help a stranger from another community called Riverbend; they run into Aaron, who tells them about a mission he embarked on with Gabriel as emissaries for the Commonwealth. Directed by Loren Yaconelli and written by Jim Barnes & Erik Mountain.
The Walking Dead returns with many of our heroes fighting imminent hellfire under Reaper attack; while others battle Mother Nature's torrential wrath in Alexandria. For all, their world is literally crashing down around them. Meanwhile, life in the Commonwealth is not as idyllic as it seems. For some, hope will be renewed. Others will be pushed past the point of no return. One truth holds tight: Lives hang in the balance with each decision drastically changing their future, their chances of survival, and the state of each community.