The seventh season of AMC’s The Walking Dead will introduce a bunch of new characters, as well as new locations that Rick and his group have yet to explore. Last season, we saw some of the main characters spending some time at the Hilltop, but season seven will open up even more beyond Alexandria. In addition to the Kingdom, we’ll also get to explore the Sanctuary, which is the home of Negan and the saviors.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman talked about how the show is expanding with the addition of Negan and the new locations. Here’s what he told the site:
“I mean, the word is epic. The show is expanding. We’re introducing the Kingdom, we already have the Hilltop, we’re going to be exploring more of the Saviors and the Sanctuary that they live in and more of what goes on around Negan, what his average daily life is, which is extremely interesting.”
Kirkman then added that season seven will also explore some of the groups that have been around as long as Rick and his crew, so it will be interesting to see what’s going to happen once they cross paths with the ones they haven’t met yet:
“What we’re finding is there’s a lot of civilization out there. There are smaller groups here and there that actually have been thriving and it gets to be a little exciting because we’re going to be seeing how they’ve been surviving, and a lot of them have been getting by in a much different way than Rick and his group. So we’re meeting these people that have lived in this apocalyptic situation for as long as Rick Grimes and his crew, who we’ve been following since day one, but we haven’t seen their evolution and their progression. And so some of them grow to be like Negan’s group, some of them grow to be like Ezekiel’s group, some of them grow to be like Gregory’s group at the Hilltop, and the differences between these groups, and their ways of life, is going to be a lot of fun to explore this season.”
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The Walking Dead will return on Sunday, October 23 at 9/8c on AMC.