After heroic shots of Maggie, Carol, Princess, and Yumiko, the teaser provides a brief glimpse of what can only be The Reapers. Bear with us as the video and therefore screenshot quality is less than ideal but here is what they look like more or less.
The sight of all those individuals in masks is creepy enough but if we pull back a bit, things get even darker.
Ahhhhh people hanging from their ankles! You don’t love to see it. While we still do not know what the modus operandi for the Reapers is yet, the previously released synopsis for The Walking Dead’s 11th and final season might clarify things a bit. AMC’s description for the first eight episodes make frequent mention of Alexandria being in dire straits due to a lack of food and clean water.
While, we tend to think of the word “reaper” in conjunction with “grim” and therefore associate it with death, the word literally refers to a person or machine that harvests crops. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Alexandria is struggling with food insecurity the moment some mask-wearing death farmers show up.
Regardless of who the Reapers are or what they want, it’s clear that dark times lie ahead for Alexandria. It’s a good thing then that an advanced scouting party just arrived at the highly advanced society known as The Commonwealth. Surely, all of Alexandria will be invited to join that idyllic community and there be no conflict to report whatsoever.
The Walking Dead season 11 premieres August 22 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.