The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus teases a big shift in the show’s final season πŸ’₯😭😭πŸ’₯

Ahead of the final season of The Walking Dead, Norman Reedus and his co-star Melissa McBride have revealed that there is a big change coming to the show.

The introduction of the Commonwealth mega-community will be a shift for season 11, changing the show more drastically than ever before.

According to Daryl star Reedus, the show will look different to its past seasons too, and while this may be a shock to viewers, it will signal an evolution of the characters’ journeys and explore a variety of new storylines.

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Speaking to TVLine, Reedus said: “It’s very surreal. Every season feels like a different show in a certain sense, but this season, it’s a whole new backdrop, a whole new colour palette, a whole new attitude.

“It’s sort of in Technicolor all of a sudden and it takes some getting used to, which you can see in our group [of survivors] β€” we’re having trouble getting used to it, too.”

Comparing it to “Alice [falling] down the rabbit hole”, Reedus added: “We just stepped into a Salvador DalΓ­ painting, so we’re like, ‘Whaaat?'”

Following the events of season 10, Daryl and McBride’s character Carol will have some difficulty regaining their close friendship, with Daryl believing that Carol accidentally killed Connie (Lauren Ridloff), and Carol discovering that Daryl had previously planned to abandon the group and run off with old flame Leah.

norman reedus, daryl dixon, melissa mcbride, carol peletier, the walking dead, season 9, episode 1

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McBride said: “At the beginning, they’re still working to make amends and build trust again. I think most everything they went through was understood, so it’s not really making amends so much as getting comfortable and sort of crawling back into that [rapport].”

She continued: “Carol’s sort of got her tail between her legs a little bit, but she’s like, ‘We need to work this out, and we will – over time, little by little.”

This will be dealt with alongside the usual threat of walkers and figuring out whether the white armoured troopers who appeared at the end of season 10 are friend or foe.

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Fans of the comic will know that they are from the Commonwealth mega-community, which will be a big part of the final run, but it’s not yet clear whether the showrunners will follow the comic book’s plot to the letter.

McBride and Reedus have already been tapped for a spin-off series that will debut in 2023, but there are no details about its plot as of yet.

A trailer has been released for season 11 of The Walking Dead, as our favourite band of survivors deal with bigger and even more unnerving situations.

The Walking Dead will air season 11 beginning August 22, 2021 on AMC in the US. Meanwhile, UK viewers can now watch all episodes via STAR on Disney+, where season 11 will premiere on August 23.

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