The first preview into an episode of The Walking Dead’s eleventh and final season has been revealed. The scene begins with Daryl and his loyal pet Dog searching through a dark and gloomy chamber of some sort. Being sure to tick off every trope of a post-apocalyptic setting, we’ve got ominous warning signs on the walls reading ‘it comes for us all’, an abandoned survivor shelter, and a man with a bullet to the head with one dismembered arm still handcuffed to a suitcase of money.

There’s even a painted wall of Washington DC which feels like a throwback to Season 9’s opening episode which saw Rick and the group riding horses in the U.S capital. The context to this predictably gloomy scene is vague so we’ll need to wait until August to find out what it all means. As we know already, the first eight episodes will premiere from August 22 on AMC, making up a “final season trilogy”. Take a look, unless you want to be left spoiler-free until next month, at the clip below.

The entire season itself will be comprised of 24 episodes, a unique structure unseen in the show since its conception in 2010. There’s been a wave of teaser trailers ahead of Season 11’s launch, and one in particular at the beginning of July teased the arrival of the Commonwealth and Michael James Shaw’s Mercer in a distinctive red suit. 

If like me, you just can’t wait to binge on The Walking Dead, and you currently have a Disney+ subscription, then you’re in luck. From July 2, all ten seasons, (that’s 153 episodes in total), debuted on Disney+ as part of the service’s Star Range. 

Robert Kirkman recently gave an update on the Rick Grimes trilogy and the final season. Speaking about the final season, Kirkman explained that he had “some vague conversations with Scott [Gimple] and Angela about the direction and how things are going to wrap up, and what aspects of the comic they may or may not be using.”