Our favorite zombie apocalypse survivors seem to be making their exodus out of Alexandria in the latest behind-the-scenes image of The Walking Dead season 11. The the walled community they’ve made home since the fifth season of The Walking Dead was left in ruins since the Whisperer War against Alpha (Samantha Morton) and Beta (Ryan Hurst) in season 10. Beta flooded Alexandria with a zombie horde after Nega (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) disposed of Alpha under the orders of Carol (Melissa McBride).
The survivors made their way out of Alexandria in-between the events of “Look at the Flowers” and “The Tower,” sheltering inside an abandoned hospital after ending the Whisperers for good in “A Certain Doom.”
The Walking Dead Season 11 Behind-The-Scenes Image of Alexandria
Duane Miller, The Walking Dead director of photography, revealed the latest image of the damaged and trashed Alexandria and the windmill TWD fans are all familiar with. We see silhouettes of the survivors holding some supplies ready for the journey ahead.
In the extended season 10 premiere of The Walking Dead, where Maggie (Lauren Cohan) returns to Alexandria with her son Hershel Rhee (Kien Michael Spiller), Carol tells her the Whisperers “left a parting gift.” Negan spent the extended season helping the people of Alexandria rebuild their home, but the episodes “Find Me,” “One More,” and “Diverged” revealed Alexandria was no longer a safe zone. It’s in dire straits. The people need food and supplies and could force them to leave the community in The Walking Dead season 11.
Writer and producer Jim Barnes previously hinted on Talk Dead to Me podcast in February that the survivors could move on from Alexandria when he spoke about The Walking Dead season 11 starts as another journey for survival like in past seasons.
“We’re making a concerted effort to put that back into, especially these first two or three, and actually all throughout [the season]. We’re exploring things and doing things that I haven’t seen done on the show before, which is really exciting,” Barnes said. “Just different set pieces and locations, and the fact that we’re pulling it off during the pandemic is a testament to the crew in Georgia, it’s incredible. It’s big, I think I can say that.”
Barnes added, “We’re kind of getting back to a road show vibe for a minute. I love Season 1 and 4, I think those are my top two seasons of the show with Terminus and the CDC. That vibe is in there. I’m really excited to see what people think of season 11. I think people are going to be surprised in a good way.”