Our first look at “The Walking Dead” Season 9 footage is here.
“You think you got all this on lock?” we hear an imprisoned, off-screen Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) say in the teaser video.
As ominous music plays and Rick (Andrew Lincoln) — sporting his new haircut and a shave — surveys a seemingly peaceful community, Michonne (Danai Gurira) urges Maggie (Lauren Cohan) that they need to set some ground rules … or else it doesn’t look like anything good will happen.
“We need to start talking about making some rules,” Michonne says. “An agreement between all the communities. Like, this is how we treat each other, and this is what happens when we don’t.”
Just as Michonne says “we don’t,” we see Daryl (Norman Reedus) getting into a fistfight with Jed, played by new cast member Zach McGowan.
This is the first look at Season 9 since the key art was released earlier this month. We know that there’s a jump in time between the end of All Out War and the beginning of Season 9, and it looks like the Alexandrians have set up a camp that’s peaceful enough to see Rosita working with Beatrice from Oceanside, as well as former Saviors Laura and Arat at camp. The community has constructed a sign pointing to HQ and the Sanctuary to the left and Alexandria, Oceanside and Toledo to the right.
“The Walking Dead” Season 9 will premiere on AMC this fall, and the full trailer will be released at Comic-Con on Friday, July 20, during the drama’s panel in Hall H at 12:15 p.m.
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