AMC finally lifted the curtain on The Walking Dead’s farewell season last weekend when they premiered brand new footage during the show’s Comic-Con@Home panel. In between all the action and suspense, the trailer also teased the introduction of the Commonwealth, a series of intertwined communities that played a significant role in the original comic’s final issues. Now, the network has shared an early look at two of the Commonwealth’s major players. Via TV Line, AMC has released the first official photos of Laila Robins’ Pamela Milton and Josh Hamilton’s Lance Hornsby.
In the comics, Pamela was the Commonwealth’s governor. The survivors are initially impressed with the size of her community, which comprises around 50,000 people. However, it’s eventually discovered that Pamela imposes a class system over the community, which is rife with many forms of discrimination, including racism. Pamela also frequently clashed with Rick Grimes over their conflicting leadership strategies. But since Rick is no longer part of the TV show, we can probably expect some tweaks to her character.
Meanwhile, Lance (who briefly showed up in the new season’s trailer) serves as the Commonwealth’s bookkeeper. It sounds like he’s going to be the one to interview the survivors about entering his region’s borders. Here, he appears walking alongside one of the community’s armed soldiers tasked with keeping its denizens safe.
The Walking Dead will kick off its 11th and final season on AMC on August 22. AMC+ subscribers can also stream the premiere episode a week earlier on August 15.
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