TV network AMC today released new images and the official plot synopsis for the second half of The Walking Dead‘s seventh season.
The Walking Dead spoilers follow below.
The Walking Dead Season 7 began with a dramatic premiere that saw Negan kill Glenn and Abraham with his barbed wire baseball bat, Lucille. In the aftermath, the group of survivors is broken. “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,” reads a line from the plot description.
You can see the full plot description at the bottom of this post, below the three new images. Click through the gallery to see all the new pictures.
The Walking Dead returns on February 12. Last week, star Andrew Lincoln revealed that fans could expect a different tone to the first half of the season. “It’s probably the opposite of what you just witnessed,” he said. “Certainly from Rick’s point of view. You see a man in action again with some of the members of his closest family.”
New posters for the show released last week featured dynamite, zombies, and ducks–you can see them all here.
The Walking Dead Season 7’s mid-season finale in December drew 10.58 million viewers, which was the worst viewership for a mid-season finale of the show since 2012.
Despite the dropoff, The Walking Dead remains a cable TV juggernaut. An eighth season is on the way and scheduled to premiere in late 2017 with the show’s 100th episode. Showrunner Scott Gimple is coming back for the new season.
The Walking Dead Season 7 Second Half Plot Synopsis:
“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.”