The final season of “The Walking Dead” has begun filming in Atlanta.

New cast member Michael James Shaw, who plays Mercer, was spotted on set wearing a red suit of armour on Saturday. 

Mercer is an officer of the Commonwealth and the de-facto leader of the Commonwealth Military.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Photo: Christopher Oquendo /
‘The Walking Dead’ Photo: Christopher Oquendo /

Courtney Dietz and Josh McDermitt were also spotted filming scenes for the hit horror series.

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Showrunner Angela Kang said the finale season will be “bigger than ever.”

“The stakes will be high – we’ll see more zombies, tons of action, intriguing new stories, never-before-seen locations, and our groups together in one community for the first time, trying to rebuild what the Whisperers took from them.”

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Season 11 is set to hit screens beginning Aug. 22.