Trailer for The Walking Dead season 9 gets Comic-Con premiere


After the past two seasons of Negan-related strife, AMC’s The Walking Dead is headed for a time-jump and a creative reboot in Season 9.

During The Walking Dead‘s annual Comic-Con panel, the trailer for the ninth season was revealed. The trailer also announced the premiere date for the new season. The zombie drama will return on October 7 at 9 pm.

The show will be followed as usual by talk show Talking Dead, which will be hosted for the time being by Yvette Nicole Brown, who’s appeared several times on the program as a guest. Brown also served as moderator for The Walking Dead panel.

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It’s been widely reported that star Andrew Lincoln will be leaving the series this season. Walking Dead comic creator and series executive producer Robert Kirkman confirmed the news on Thursday. Also being phased out is Lauren Cohan, who joined the cast of ABC’s Whiskey Cavalier during a salary dispute. Both Lincoln’s and Cohan’s characters will appear in only a handful of episodes this season. Meanwhile, Norman Reedus will potentially become the show’s lead if he agrees to a lucrative new contract.

In addition, long-time showrunner Scott Gimple is stepping into a creative oversight role for the entire franchise, and Angela Kang takes over as showrunner duties. These moves are said to be the result of the loss of Kirkman, who will be moving over to Amazon.

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As shown in the trailer, the different communities from the previous seasons of The Walking Dead have now come together to try to create a new civilization. But resentments and oppositions still fester, leading to conflict and leadership challenges.

Hopefully, all the changes toThe Walking Dead will lead to a creative revitalization in season 9, despite the fact that we will be losing some beloved characters.

Take a look at the Comic-Con trailer above. And let us know what you think of it in the comments.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter