‘The Walking Dead’ Season 9 Opening Credits: Horses, Helicopters, and a Hangman’s Noose

Season nine of AMC’s The Walking Dead will premiere on Sunday, October 7, 2018, with the upcoming season marking the beginning of the end for Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes. With the new season just days away from its debut, AMC’s released the opening credit sequence which was created by Huge Designs.

“The opening credit sequence is indicative of the new look and feel to the world this season and we wanted to give a nod to the show’s graphic novel origins,” said executive producer and showrunner Angela Kang. “As we jump into a new chapter of the story, we wanted to present something fun and fresh for our viewers to reflect the changing landscape, where nature will be playing a bigger role. While our survivors work to rebuild and adjust to the crumbling infrastructure, the threat of the dead is constantly looming. And true to the spirit of our show, there are Easter Eggs for the fans to find if they’re looking close!”

The Walking Dead Season 9 Plot:

“Last season brought the culmination of ‘All Out War,’ which pitted Rick Grimes (Lincoln) and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group.

Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick’s steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors.

As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.”

The Walking Dead Season 9
Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Danai Gurira as Michonne, and Chloe Garcia as Judith in ‘The Walking Dead’ season 9 (Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC)