Back in mid-December last year, we saw the mid-Season 7 finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead. The remaining episodes of the season will start airing this month, but in the meantime, the network has released a few sneak peeks of what’s to come.
Watch the 30-second Season 7b sneak peek here below.
AMC also released a lengthier look at the Season 7 that includes interview footage with the cast and showrunners, as well as a “Fighting For Freedom” teaser video.
Season 7 turned out to be a difficult one not only for Rick and his gang, who had been subjugated by new baddie Negan, but for viewers who had to endure watching their favor characters live in fear under a dangerous new tyrant. The mid-season finale brought hope for the gang as they seek to band together with other communities to win their freedom from Negan and his Saviors.
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.
The Walking Dead Season 7 mid-season premiere airs on AMC on Sunday, February 12 at 9/8c.
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