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‘The Walking Dead': The Apocalypse Gets Trippy in Season 9 Teaser (Video)

The post-All Out War story picks up on Oct. 7

The zombie apocalypse is getting trippy.

Rick, Michonne, Maggie, Daryl, Carol and the rest of the survivors are back in a new kaleidoscope-themed teaser video from AMC, above. While the video doesn’t give away too much in way of plot, it’s awfully pretty to look at.

AMC has been gearing up this week for the Season 9 premiere next month. On Wednesday, it released the official synopsis for the upcoming season (which will see the exit of  leading man Andrew Lincoln). Much of the key details were already known — like the post-All Out War time jump that’s also in the comics and the fact that nature will start to take over.

The teaser video has lots of characters in it, but no sign yet of recently-announced new members to the cast like Ryan Hurst as Whisperer Beta, Samantha Morton as Whisperer leader Alpha, and Alpha’s daughter Lydia, played by Cassady McClincy. It will be interesting to see where the season goes with so many comic book characters, given the recent departures from the story in the comics (like Carl’s death).

Read the full synopsis for Season 9 below.

“Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group.

Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick’s steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors.

As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.”

“The Walking Dead” Season 9 premieres on AMC on Oct. 7.