The seventh season of The Walking Dead opened with the gruesome deaths of two major characters, leaving Rick’s group, and the viewers, broken and demoralized. However, the mid-season finale concluded with a glimmer with hope as our heroes were reunited with a renewed strength to take out Negan and the saviors. Now, AMC has released the official synopsis for the second half of season seven, teasing new characters and an “all-out” war.
The synopsis reads as follows:
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.
AMC has also released three new photos from the upcoming episodes. Check them out below!
The mention of an “All-Out War” in the official synopsis may excite fans, especially considering showrunner Scott Gimple suggested the series may not adapt the popular comic book arc of the same name.
The Walking Dead returns with new episodes on February 12, 2017 on AMC.