The second half of AMC’s hit zombie apocalypse series The Walking Dead premieres on February 12, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. Season seven episode eight left off with the gang finally reuniting and with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) returning to form and ready to take on Negan. The upcoming second half of the season will pick up with Rick and his crew attempting to unite other communities to stand up against Negan and his followers. The new video just released by AMC shows footage from the upcoming episodes and includes interviews with cast members summing up the first half of season seven and previewing what’s coming in the season’s second half.
In the short video, Andrew Lincoln says the new episodes are about gathering together the resistance. Danai Gurira discusses the group’s actions in the first half of season seven and how they didn’t represent the normal character of the group as a whole. However, Jeffrey Dean Morgan points out that no matter what, Negan is still out there waiting with a big smile on his face.
The official 7B plot, courtesy of AMC:
“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.”
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