The Walking Dead will kick off season 7B with three longer episodes.
February 12th’s 73 minute long episode (7×09) will mark the show’s return from its midseason break, and that will be followed by a 66-minute episode on February 19th (7×10), and finally a 68-minute episode on February 26th (7×11).
Although we have the runtimes, further details haven’t yet been released regarding the latter two. The season 7b premiere, however, we have a some more information about. The Greg Nicotero-directed opener will be titled ‘Rock In The Road’, with the synopsis simply being – “Rick is introduced to a new community”. Nicotero will return to direct again for episode 7×12, with 7×10 and 7×11 being directed by Jeffrey F. January and Kari Skogland respectively.
On top of that, you can read the official synopsis for the remainder of season 7 below:
“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.”
View some released footage from the season 7b opener below:
The Walking Dead will return on February 12th at 9 p.m ET on AMC.