Up until this point, our characters have lived through conflicts… Disease, hunger, scores of the undead, tragedy, betrayal, and unthinkable loss. Through this, they’ve become formidable. Powerful. Unstoppable.
To start Season Seven, that power is taken away. They had found safety and stability. They had created a home. They thought the world was theirs. They thought they knew the world. They were wrong.
Why we’re looking forward to this: Those who have been reading The Walking Dead in comic form will know just what a world of hurt Rick Grimes and his band of not so merry men and women have found themselves in with the sociopathic, conscience-free Negan. Season seven is set to open with a bang, well several actually, to the skull of one of the unfortunate members of Rick’s group with Negan’s trusty barbed wire wrapped baseball bat, Lucille.
Whether the victim of Negan’s batting practice on the television show will mirror those of the comic remains to be seen, but the tone of the show is about to take a dramatic turn for the darker and more sadistic with Negan on the scene, which should ensure another season of riveting if unconformable viewing—just the way we like it.
The Walking Dead returns to our screens on Sunday 23 October in the US and the following night in the UK.