(Spoiler alert: Please do not keep reading if you’re not caught up on “The Walking Dead”)
“The Walking Dead” Season 7 trailer unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday showed Negan in all his glory.
In the new teaser, we see all of Negan’s victims as they flashback to happy memories from the show, all while he taunts them with his sadistic game of Eeny Meeny Miny Mo. We also get our first look at King Ezekiel, who will be played by Khary Payton, along with his homebase, The Kingdom, and his pet tiger, Shiva.
During the same panel, fans learned that the new season will debut on Oct. 23. AMC also announced a new “The Walking Dead” preview special hosted by Chris Hardwick.
The special, which will air on Aug. 14, will give fans an early look at what to expect in the upcoming season, including exclusive interviews with the cast and executive producers and behind-the- scenes moments. A recap of the first six seasons is also set to air on Oct. 16.
Fans are eagerly — or angrily — awaiting the return of the show after the Season 6 finale ended on a major cliffhanger with several major characters in danger of being killed off.
The story had built for weeks toward the arrival of Negan, the new main villain played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. From the comics, fans know Negan killed a member of Rick’s group upon his arrival. The problem? The show did not reveal who died.
It’s clear Negan killed someone, but clever editing prevented the audience from seeing the victim, leaving viewers on the hook to tune in for the start of Season 7.