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The Walking Dead Season 11: Mercer Makes It Clear Who's In Charge

With only hours to go until The Walking Dead returns to AMC for its 11th season-opener "Acheron Part 1", viewers are getting a new sneak preview. But this time around, the spotlight shifts to Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lázaro) as they receive what wouldn't exactly be described as a "warm welcome" from the Commonwealth. So when Ezekiel asks the all-important question of who's actually in charge of their interrogations, Mercer (Michael James Shaw) makes it crystal clear.

The Walking Dead Season 11: Mercer Makes It Clear Who's In Charge
Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC

With the long-running series kicking off its final run on Sunday, here's a look at a sneak preview of "Acheron Part 1":


In the following opening minutes released this week, Daryl's (Norman Reedus) newly-discovered military base is now a possible source for food so he heads out on a food run with Carol (Melissa McBride), Kelly (Angel Theory), Jerry (Cooper Andrews), Rosita (Christian Serratos), Lydia (Cassady McClincy), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Alden (Callan McAuliffe), and others. We'll give you three guesses as to how it goes. Of course, this means our survivors are going to have to go to war with a platoon of military walkers in a space that's a little too close for comfort.

Here's a look at the epic first trailer for the return of The Walking Dead that was released during Comic-Con@Home (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:

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:

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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Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC

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 Season 11: Mercer Makes It Clear Who's In Charge
Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/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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Ray FlookAbout 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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