The Walking Dead: JDM "Real" Character Irony; Lauren Cohan Goes Regal

Okay, we're going to take a break from all of the doom-n-gloom surrounding how it feels covering AMC's The Walking Dead, knowing that the upcoming 11th season is also the long-running series' last. So if there was ever a time when something a little fun and light-hearted was needed, now would that time. Thankfully, the folks over at AMC and TWD had something up their sleeves to roll out on Tuesday- and they enlisted Lauren Cohan (Maggie) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) to help them. So if you've ever wondered which The Walking Dead character you would be, you're only ten questions away from the truly 109% scientifically sound answer. In fact, it was so tough to resist that even Cohan and Morgan had to give it a try.

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Here's a look at the video following Cohan and Morgan as they run through the quiz, with Cohan's result making sense and Morgan's result hysterically ironic (and make sure to take the test for yourselves here– we got Khary Payton's Ezekiel):

Here's a look at the epic first trailer for the return of The Walking Dead (make sure to stay through to the very end)- and if you think the Reapers look like a different and very dangerous group? That's because they are…

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-opening 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: JDM "Real" Character Irony; Lauren Cohan Goes Regal
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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: JDM "Real" Character Irony; Lauren Cohan Goes Regal
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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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