The first part of Season 11 focuses on the survivors from Alexandria’s encounters with the Reapers, but the second part looks like it will go full speed ahead with the Commonwealth storyline from the comic books. The Commonwealth is the largest and most organized settlement in “The Walking Dead” mythos and is a significant part of the series’ endgame, so the fact that it was introduced into the series last month is important news (via Syfy Wire).
In addition to a hug between Judith (Cailey Fleming) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) and some dialogue about the uselessness of choices, the trailer shows some important new visuals: namely, stormtroopers in action, and the introduction of a new character in The Commonwealth’s governor, Pamela Milton (Laila Robbins). This imagery hints strongly at a totalitarian regime enforced by her own private army. Though it doesn’t show much of the network of communities that make up the settlement or its class structure, television viewers will certainly get to see these first-hand soon.
If fans have their way, a few other things would help close out the series’ long and illustrious run properly — the return of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira), for example. Of course, it would not be at all out of character for the series to add some major plot twists and kill off some people in the meantime. February 20 can’t come soon enough.