The Walking Dead returns on February 12 and AMC has started to pull back the curtain. The network has released three new images from the second half of the seventh season, as well as an uncharacteristically detailed plot description setting up everything that’ll happen.
A description you can read right here:
The first half of Season 7 saw Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the group broken by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), forced to fall under his will and brutally convinced to live under his rules. The second half of the season will focus on preparing for war and gathering the supplies and numbers to take Negan down once and for all.
Rick’s group will find out yet again that the world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s much bigger than anything they’ve seen so far. While they have a singular purpose - to defeat Negan - it won’t come easy. More importantly, victory will require more than Alexandria. They need the numbers of the Kingdom and the Hilltop, but, similar to how Rick felt, Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and Gregory (Xander Berkeley) do not want bloodshed. To convince them otherwise will take more than speeches. The lengths Rick and the group will have to go to in order to find weapons, food and new fighters is nothing short of remarkable.
We’ll meet new survivors in incredible places. We’ll see Rick and the group tested in ways we’ve never seen before. We’ll see treachery from people we trust. Rick is confident as he will see his group and many others band together with the common goal of taking down Negan. But no amount of planning will prepare the group for all-out war with Negan and his army.
Well, there you go. No punches pulled there. Rick is declaring war on Negan and preparing to do just that. Here’s the question, though: What do you want to bet that war doesn’t happen until next season, and this season ends with everyone on the way to attack or something? Oh God, please no more cliffhangers.
In addition to the photo above, here are two more images which tease what’s up in the premiere episode. Mainly a visit to the Hilltop.