War is Coming in These 'Walking Dead' Season 7 Promos

Thursday, 02 February 2017 - 8:56PM
Zombies
The Walking Dead
Thursday, 02 February 2017 - 8:56PM
War is Coming in These 'Walking Dead' Season 7 Promos
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While The Walking Dead remains the cornerstone of zombie-fighting in current pop culture, one major problem with season 7 thus far is that it's been slow-moving and just a smidgen too heavy on the endless torture scenes, thanks to new villain Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Lucille (his baseball bat).

But AMC has been releasing multiple new promos for the midseason premiere, and all of that is hopefully about to change as Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) prepares to strike back against the Saviors. For starters, their latest promo already looks more upbeat:


The first bit of good news is that showrunner Scott Gimple kept his promise that we'll see Rick smile again, something all the psychological torture has put a damper on. Beyond that, the promo reveals we'll get more King Ezekiel (always good), that Darryl finally gets his trademark crossbow back, and that Carol will snap out of her funk and start holding a gun again (the writers kept her separated so far likely because she'd never put up with Negan). Also, there's a zombie in spiked armor.


IGN also released some interviews along with a few scenes of new footage, most notably a shot of Rick inside the Kingdom asking Ezekiel to join forces with him. Gimple explains that season 7's first half was all about the characters and audience "finding their way forward from an incredible trauma." But the season's back half is going to be all about "the resistance" to Negan, as Lincoln puts it. Also, if you didn't already know, Andrew Lincoln's southern accent is completely fake because he's actually British.


But of course, as Morgan warns, the season is "only gonna get more crazy." Season 7 of The Walking Dead will return on February 12, 2017.
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