When The Walking Dead season seven concluded it’s first run of episodes, it ended with the promise that Rick and his group would begin preparing to fight back against Negan and the Saviors. With their numbers low and resources limited, part of that plan involves rallying other communities to their cause, some of which will be crucial to the success of Rick’s mission. Now, a new featurette released by AMC recaps the key groups our heroes have met during the first half of The Walking Dead season seven.
The video features showrunner Scott Gimple as he reminds viewers of the new groups our heroes have met since arriving at Alexandria, including The Hilltop, The Kingdom and Oceanside. Gimple details each groups relationship to the Saviors and how they might play a role in Rick’s building resistance to Negan.
You can watch the entire featurette below!
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 muchbigger 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.
The Walking Dead returns with new episodes on February 12, 2017 on AMC.