Welcome to the beginning of the end. The final season of The Walking Dead is upon us, and after 10 years, things have certainly changed.
Countless staple characters died, several babies were brought into the apocalyptic world, various groups threatened the safety of Rick Grimes and his people, and one in particular even abducted Rick and helicoptered him away to somewhere unknown. Negan was a bad guy then a good guy and then maybe a bad guy again. Not to mention the thousands of walkers who got their heads smashed in. So yeah, a lot happened in 10 seasons.
Season 11 premieres Sunday, Aug. 22 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC, but if you can't wait until then, you can watch the first episode a week early. In fact, you'll be able to watch all 24 episodes of the final season a week early all season long. All you need to do is sign up for AMC+.
The channel's streaming platform AMC+ is giving fans the opportunity to access content early. Starting Aug. 15, the first eight episodes (Part 1) will be added weekly on Sundays. The rest of the episodes (Part 2 and Part 3) will air in 2022.
How to stream The Walking Dead though AMC+
You can watch AMC+ through these platforms and providers:
When will each episode air?
Each episode will air one week prior to its airing on AMC. Here's the schedule for Part 1:
- Episode 1101: "Acheron: Part I" - Aug. 15 on AMC+, Aug. 22 on AMC
- Episode 1102: "Acheron: Part II" - Aug. 22 on AMC+, Aug. 29 on AMC
- Episode 1103: "Hunted" - Aug. 29 on AMC+, Sept. 5 on AMC
- Episode 1104: "Rendition" - Sept. 5 on AMC+, Sept. 12 on AMC
- Episode 1105: "Out of the Ashes" - Sept. 12 on AMC+, Sept. 19 on AMC
- Episode 1106: "On the Inside" - Sept. 19 on AMC+, Sept. 26 on AMC
- Episode 1107: "Promises Broken" - Sept. 26 on AMC+, Oct. 3 on AMC
Here's AMC's official synopsis of what to expect on season 11:
"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.
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.
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."