The Walking Dead: Greg Nicotero Done Blowed Up Stuff Real Good

As a fan of The Walking Dead universe, you know more than anyone just how busy things have gotten lately. The flagship series is about a month away from kicking off the first of its three-part 11th and final season and will be joining Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond at next weekend's Comic-Con@Home- with tons of news & previews expected. When you also factor in that just recently, all three series were in production at the same time and it's easy to see why folks would get a little tense and need to burn off a little steam. You know, maybe blow something up? Well, effects coordinator, director & EP Greg Nicotero actually gets to have that as an option without fear of being arrested n state and federal charges. Nicotero posted an example of what could best be described as an offshoot of primal scream therapy ("Good times!")- and as always, the series and the viewers are the better for it because the show's visual effects have moved beyond cinema quality at this point.

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The Walking Dead (Image: AMC Networks)

So sit back, relax, grab your favorite beverage or particular vice (we don't judge here), and enjoy a look at Nicotero and his team "#blowingshitup" from what looks to be the current production (but feel free to drop something in the comments if we brain-farted a past scene, and points to those who got the SCTV reference in the headline):

Now here's a look at The Walking Dead: The Final Season Trilogy, with Part One set for Sunday, August 22; Parts Two and Three are set to be unleashed in 2022 (we're thinking Spring, then a Summer build-up to a Fall final run):

Here's a look back at the episode titles for Season 11 Part 1: 1101 – "Acheron: Part I" (written by Angela Kang & Jim Barnes; directed by Kevin Dowling); 1102 – "Acheron: Part II"; 1103 – "Hunted"; 1104 – "Rendition"; 1105 – "Out of the Ashes"; 1106 – "On the Inside"; 1107 – "Promises Broken"; and 1108 – "For Blood"- and the cover page for the season-opener's script:

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AMC also released four mini-teasers for the long-running series' final run, with "Survivor", "Outnumbered", "Guarded", and "Threatened" offering a greater sense of just how different our heroes' world is about to become:

Now here's a look at some previously-released Season 11 images showcasing Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Princess (Paola Lázaro), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), Carol (Melissa McBride), Magna (Nadia Hilker), Kelly (Angel Theory), and others- along with the official overview for the 11th and final season that gives Maggie's group an official name: the Wardens (uh-oh).

The Walking Dead: Greg Nicotero Done Blowed Up Stuff Real Good
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Previously on "The Walking Dead," our survivors confronted past demons and combated new threats, with friendships and relationships suffering from the mounting collateral damage that is the apocalypse. Alexandria is severely compromised, left a former shell of the home it once was from the carnage and devastation left behind by the Whisperers.

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Now all who live in Alexandria struggle to refortify it and feed its increasing number of residents, which include the survivors from the fall of the Kingdom and the burning of Hilltop; along with Maggie and her new group, the Wardens. Alexandria has more people than it can manage to feed and protect. Their situation is dire as tensions heat up over past events and self-preservation rises to the surface within the ravaged walls.

The Walking Dead: Greg Nicotero Done Blowed Up Stuff Real Good
Image: AMC

They must secure more food while they attempt to restore Alexandria before it collapses like countless other communities they have come across throughout the years. But where and how? More haggard and hungrier than ever before, they must dig deeper to find the effort and strength to safeguard the lives of their children, even if it means losing their own.

Meanwhile, unbeknownst to those at Alexandria, Eugene, Ezekiel, Yumiko, and Princess are still being held captive by mysterious soldiers who are members of a larger and unforthcoming group.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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