The Walking Dead will be returning a couple of directors to helm episodes of the back half of its seventh season.
Greg Nicotero will be in charge of a trio of episodes, including the midseason 7 premiere and the Season 7 finale. A Vikings director who has gained experience on Fear the Walking Dead is taking will return for the first time since Season 6 and one director who has been out of the game since Season 5 will have his way in Season 7.
Here's the list of directors, as ComicBook.com has learned so far:
- Episode 7x09: Greg Nicotero
- Episode 7x10: Jeffrey F. January
- Episode 7x11: Kari Skogland
- Episode 7x12: Greg Nicotero
- Episode 7x13: To Be Confirmed
- Episode 7x14: To Be Confirmed
- Episode 7x15: To Be Confirmed
- Episode 7x16: Greg Nicotero
Nicotero has directed some of The Walking Dead most iconic and deadly episodes, including Alexandria's first raid on the Saviors compound in Not Tomorrow Yet and the Season 6 finale which saw the contoversial and highly talked about cliffhanger. He also headed up the Season 7 premiere which concluded Negan's introduction with the deaths of Abraham and Glenn.
January directed the Four Walls and a Roof and Always Accountable episodes. Skogland, who has also taken on an episode of Vikings, previously directed the Cobalt and Not Fade Away episodes of Fear the Walking Dead, as well as The Next World episode of The Walking Dead.
The official synopsis for the rest of The Walking Dead Season 7 reads...
Rick’s group will find out yet again that the world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s much bigger than anything they’ve seen so far. While they have a singular purpose - to defeat Negan - it won’t come easy. More importantly, victory will require more than Alexandria. They need the numbers of the Kingdom and the Hilltop, but, similar to how Rick felt, Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and Gregory (Xander Berkeley) do not want bloodshed. To convince them otherwise will take more than speeches. The lengths Rick and the group will have to go to in order to find weapons, food and new fighters is nothing short of remarkable.
We’ll meet new survivors in incredible places. We’ll see Rick and the group tested in ways we’ve never seen before. We'll see treachery from people we trust. Rick is confident as he will see his group and many others band together with the common goal of taking down Negan. But no amount of planning will prepare the group for all-out war with Negan and his army.
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The Walking Dead returns for the rest of its seventh season on February 12 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC. Fear the Walking Dead's third season does not yet have a premiere date but with The Walking Dead finale set for April 2, expectations for Fear's return are set for April 9. For complete coverage and insider info all season long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter.