‘The Walking Dead’ Final Episodes Trailer Reveals Premiere Date, First Look at the End

AMC has finally set the premiere date and released the trailer for the final installments of “The Walking Dead.”

The eight remaining episodes of the 11th and final season of the long-running zombie series will begin airing Oct. 2 on AMC. The cable channel revealed that news, along with “The Walking Dead” Season 11C trailer on Friday during the show’s Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

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“The Walking Dead” Season 11 consists of 24 episodes total, which AMC has chosen to roll out over the course of two years. Part A aired from Aug. 22-Oct. 10, 2021, and Part B from Feb. 20-April 10, 2022.

Per AMC’s description for “The Walking Dead” Season 11C, “In the upcoming final episodes of ‘The Walking Dead,’ threats lurk around every corner, dead and alive, as each group continues to get caught in uncontrollable situations. The looming pressure is cresting towards a day of reckoning for all. Will the sum of their individual journeys cumulate into one, or divide them forever?”

Moderated by Chris Hardwick, the last-ever SDCC panel for “The Walking Dead” featured stars Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Seth Gilliam, Josh McDermitt, Michael James Shaw, Cailey Fleming and Lauren Ridloff, as well as “Walking Dead” franchise chief content creator Scott Gimple, current “Walking Dead” showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, and executive producer, director and special effects makeup supervisor Greg Nicotero.

When asked how he felt participating in his last Comic-Con panel for the series, Reedus said: “I kind of just want to cry and make out with everybody at the same time.”

McBride then began to cry during the emotional panel, and Reedus came over to comfort her, giving her a big bear hug. Gimple also revealed that for the wrap party, production put together a video with a one-second clip from each episode, beginning with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) waking up and ending with the final scene (which they can’t discuss for obvious reasons). Later in the panel, Lincoln and fellow “Walking Dead” alum Danai Gurira came on stage to announce the will be reprising their roles as Rick and Michonne to star a six-part limited series on AMC+ next year. That show will replace the previously announced movies starring Lincoln as Grimes, which are no longer movie forward at AMC.

Prior to “The Walking Dead’s” swan-song panel, AMC hosted the first-ever Comic-Con panel for its spinoff anthology series “Tales of the Walking Dead,” which premieres Aug. 14.

Watch the trailer below.

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