The Walking Dead “Hunted” episode promo reveals more of the new threat to our familiar survivors. The Reapers are on the hunt for Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) in the first look at the next episode of TWD. “Hunted” premieres September 5th on AMC and is now available on AMC+ streaming service. Negan guides the group on a detour to a hidden supply depot in Arbor Hills when the appearance of the masked killers show up.
The Walking Dead Hunted Episode Will Need Maggie and Negan To Work Together Even More
The deadly Reapers have been hunting down Maggie and her group since her return to Virginia in The Walking Dead’s season 10. Maggie and Negan must work together if they want their group to survive their mission to Meridian. They’ll also have to trust each other more if they don’t want to end up being the next victims of the Reapers.
“We know that the Reapers came after Maggie and that she’d tangled with them before. Daryl was there, kind of seeing how dangerous they can be,” showrunner Angela Kang said on The Walking Dead Season 11 Preview Special, referring to a sniper’s attack on Maggie and Daryl (Norman Reedus) in the “Home Sweet Home” episode of Season 10. “I think there’s a lot that will be revealed about the Reapers, and so I don’t want to get too far ahead of it, but we know that they’re incredibly formidable.”
The Reapers Are A Different Breed of Apocalyptic Survivors
“They are not people who are survivors that were like a teacher or a farmer or whatever and learned how to be tough,” added Kang, revealing the Reapers “were tough coming into the apocalypse. So they’re a different sort of group than our people have ever tangled with before.”
The Reapers and their leader, Pope (Ritchie Coster), are not from the source material. They are not from the comic books. Kang previously said this masked squad of killers is “an incredibly brutal, organized warrior.”
“These are the pinnacle of human killers. It’s just a very formidable type of enemy to go up against,” Kang teased at San Diego Comic-Con in July. “They don’t rely on numbers and volume of people to fight against in order to kind of survive, so they’re a tight-knit group, and they’re just really formidable in a way that our characters don’t often come across.”
The Walking Dead “Hunted” episode and the Final Season 2-part premiere are now available on AMC+. “Hunted” premieres September 5th on AMC.