The first official images of Season 11 don’t show much, but there’s definitely enough to get fans hyped up. In one image, Carol, Maggie (Cohen), Rosita (Christian Serratos), and Lydia (Cassady McClincy) are on guard, weapons drawn, in what looks like a military warehouse. At their feet are zombies that they’ve just finished fighting, all decked out in what might be uniforms from the Civic Republic Military, an authoritarian organization that first appears in Season 8 of “The Walking Dead,” but is also the main antagonist in “The Walking Dead: World Beyond” Season 1. For loyal fans of the original series, you will also be well aware that CRM saves Rick’s life, taking him off in a helicopter to who knows where.
Also featured in the new photos is Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The main villain of Season 7 as the leader of the Saviors, Negan murders Glenn (Steven Yeun), Maggie’s husband, and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) in a brutal act of violence. After spending seven or so years imprisoned for his acts, Negan returns to a changed world and attempts to be better, at least to an extent. Over time, he establishes trust as a member of the Alexandria community, but is put in exile at the end of Season 10. In Season 11, Negan will have to face Maggie and make some form of amends so that they may work together for the continued survival of their people.