Part of Rick Grimes’ plan for creating a new world is to refrain from killing the bad guys and instead lock them up in prisons, a likely misguided attempt to go back to the ways of old. As “The Walking Dead” has teased, not everyone is on board with Rick’s dangerous plan, and for good reason. Does Rick really think Negan is gonna sit around in a prison cell?!
This latest teaser from IGN reminds that Negan is still a threat, even when locked up.
In Season 9…
“We meet up with our survivors a year and a half after the war with Negan, and the world they knew is rapidly changing.”
“We’re really looking at the start of a new chapter of the show,” new showrunner Angela Kang recently detailed, speaking about the season’s time jump. “We’ll explore what happened as man made objects and structures break down. Infrastructure like roads and bridges are changing and crumbling. And we’ll also explore what happens as resources are getting low.”
She continued, “There’s a fun Western vibe that has emerged. We are going into a period where a lot of the things that we’ve seen in previous seasons have broken down, so they’ve got these horses and carriages that are being drawn around instead of cars. Things are lit with oil lamps. People are using different kinds of weaponry. There’s a real grittiness to it that I think will be fun and fresh for the viewers.”
“The Walking Dead” will return on October 7.