The season premiere for AMC’s The Walking Dead is right around the corner. So AMC is teasing the hell out of Rick and the group’s first interaction with the show’s new villain, Negan. We only got a small taste of what Negan is capable of during the finale of Season 6. Viewers saw Negan brutalize an unknown member of the group with his bat, Lucille. It seems like we may be seeing him carry out another iconic scene from the comics. Needless to say, Rick is going to end up being a very different character by the end of Season 7.
The beginning of season 7 should follow the story arc found starting with issue #100 of the Image Comics series of the same name. The story arc is fittingly referred to as All Out War. For anyone unfamiliar with the comics Negan will be an amazing alternative portraying smooth-talking psychopath that you’ll love to hate. It’s been hinted that Rick may not be the main character for much of season 7. The show will also introduce a new settlement, The Kingdom, and their leader Ezekiel.
Some viewers think the show has fallen off in recent seasons, but everyone will definitely want to tune in to the premiere. Negan is easily the biggest threat to the group the show has ever seen. Rick openly rebelled against Negan last season. Consequently things are bound to get messy. Trust me, you aren’t going to want to miss this!
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes on AMC. Season 7 premieres on Sunday, October 23rd at 9/8c. It also stars Steven Yeun, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Lennie James, Danai Gurira, Michael Cudlitz, Christian Serratos, and Jeffery Dean Morgan.