The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased

We're going to make this one nice and simple because we didn't see this one coming. At the end of Sunday night's return of AMC's The Walking Dead, a teaser aired promoting the return of the series this summer for the start of Season 11. And if there was any question we were moving into Commonwealth territory, the teaser also came with a caption of "A New World Order." Covering Issues #175-#180 of the comic book series, viewers can cast aside any doubts about the Commonwealth playing a major role.

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Here's a look at the brief teaser announcing a Summer 2021 return of AMC's The Walking Dead for its 11th and final season:

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Some of the new faces joining the cast of The Walking Dead include Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Perry Mason, Scorpion) as Mays, Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, White Collar, Friday Night In with the Morgans) as Lucille, Okea Eme-Akwari (Greenland, Cobra Kai), and C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders, The Hitcher) reprising his role as a Season 9 Hilltop resident. The six new episodes will debut Sunday, February 28, at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT, followed by a new episode of Talking Dead each week.

Last time on The Walking Dead, we witnessed the fall of Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the end of the Whisperers War. The Kingdom had fallen, Hilltop was virtually destroyed and Alexandria abandoned to prepare for final battle. Our survivors were trapped and separated from one another. Yet, when faced with almost certain death, they rallied together to fight, killing Beta (Ryan Hurst) and eliminating the threat of the horde.

In these six new episodes, we find our survivors trying to pick themselves up by their bootstraps following the destruction the Whisperers left in their wake. The years of struggle weigh upon them as past traumas surface, exposing their more vulnerable sides. As they question the state of humanity, the state of their collective community, and the states of their minds, will they find the inner strength to persevere with their lives, friendships, and group intact?

EPISODE 1017 – "Home Sweet Home": Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has returned with a story she is not ready to share, even when her past catches up to her. Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) safety is at stake again. Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Maggie fight an unseen and unknown threat. Director: David Boyd / Writers: Kevin Deiboldt & Corey Reed.

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EPISODE 1018 – "Find Me": An adventure for Daryl and Carol (Melissa McBride) turns sideways when they come across an old cabin. It takes Daryl back to the years when he left the group after Rick disappeared as he relives a time that only the apocalypse could manifest. Director: David Boyd / Writer: Nicole Mirante-Matthews.

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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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EPISODE 1019 – "One More": Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) search for food and supplies to bring back to Alexandria. Small tragedies lead to bigger tragedies as faith is broken and optimism is fragmented when they are put to the ultimate test. Director: Laura Belsey / Writers: Erik Mountain & Jim Barnes.

The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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EPISODE 1020 – "Splinter": Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lázaro) are captured and separated. Princess struggles with memories of her traumatic past and tries to escape one way or another with the help of Ezekiel. Director: Laura Belsey / Writers: Julia Ruchman & Vivian Tse.

The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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EPISODE 1021 – "Diverged": Daryl and Carol come to a fork in the road and head their separate ways. Each going into their own type of survival mode, the easiest of challenges become much harder. Will their individual journeys be the tipping point needed to mend their friendship or is the distance between them permanent? Director: David Boyd / Writer: Heather Bellson.

The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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EPISODE 1022 – "Here's Negan": Carol takes Negan on a journey, hoping to minimize the increasing tension. Negan reflects on the events that led him to this point and comes to a conclusion about his future. Director: Laura Belsey / Writer: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick.

The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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The Walking Dead S11 Debuts Summer 2021; "New World Order" Teased
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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.