The Walking Dead Season 11 Part 3: Release Date, Cast, And More

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It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel ... like crying? Over a decade since the series' debut, "The Walking Dead" is finally coming to an end, and the show is going out with a bang. And by "bang," I mean "walkers that can open doors and climb walls." We anticipated big news out of the AMC Hall H panel, but we certainly didn't expect to get so emotional. Endings are tough no matter what the circumstances, and as many may joke about having "given up on the show years ago," for those that have stayed strong since the beginning, the farewell is certainly bittersweet. Here's everything you need to know about The Walking Dead season 11 part 3, and more.

The Walking Dead season 11 part 3 release date and where you can watch it

"The Walking Dead" Season 11 consists of 24 episodes total, which AMC opted to roll out over the course of nearly a year. Part 1 aired from August 22 through October 10, 2021, and Part 2 from February 20 through April 10, 2022. Now, the final eight episodes of the finale season will begin on October 2, 2022 on AMC. If you're an AMC+ subscriber, you'll also have access to the first TWO of episodes from Part 3 on the same day.

What to expect from The Walking Dead season 11 part 3

The trailer drop at San Diego Comic-Con certainly had people feeling emotional, with the first chunk of the video dedicated to the 12 years of "The Walking Dead" that led up to this moment. "This isn't gonna be easy," Carol says. "When is it ever?" Daryl asks in response.

The midseason finale of season 11 ended on a mighty cliffhanger after the advanced society known as The Commonwealth took over Alexandria, Hilltop, and Oceanside, potentially without the knowledge or approval of the community's Governor Milton. It's bad enough that undead walkers are a constant threat, but "The Walking Dead" has always been about showcasing the way humanity can turn monstrous. Check out the official synopsis from AMC below.

"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?"

The cast of The Walking Dead season 11 part 3

Our longtime favorites return once more with Norman Reedus as Daryl, Melissa McBride as Carol, Khary Payton as Ezekiel, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. Together, they are facing off against the Commonwealth's Governor Pamela Milton (Laila Robins) and Deputy Governor Lance Hornsby (Josh Hamilton). Trust me, it blows my mind too that the wonderful dad from "Eighth Grade" is a bad guy.

The Walking Dead season 11 part 3 crew and more

As is the case with all seasons of "The Walking Dead," a variety of writers and directors have been hired to bring the show to life. The series was developed for television by Frank Darabont, and is based on the eponymous series of comic books by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. Executive producers on the show are Kirkman, David Alpert, Scott M. Gimple, Angela Kang, Greg Nicotero, Joseph Incaprera, Denise Huth, and Gale Anne Hurd, with Kang also serving as showrunner for her third and final season. In a moment of poetic closure, the series finale of "The Walking Dead" is being directed by Greg Nicotero.

Now, before anyone gets too sad, know that this is hardly the end of "The Walking Dead." AMC is already gearing up to debut the anthology spin-off series "Tales of the Walking Dead" on August 14, 2022 and the "Isle of the Dead" series focusing on the characters Maggie Greene and Negan for sometime in 2023. There's still an unnamed spinoff starring Reedus as Daryl Dixon which was originally supposed to be a "Daryl and Carol" series before McBride exited earlier this spring. Additionally, the intended movies focusing on Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes and Danai Gurira's Michonne will be a six-part limited series.