Man, that feels good to say.
In preparation, AMC has released a bunch of new info ahead of the highly-anticipated Season 7B. Along with an-all new synopsis, which you can check out below, the network released a series of new images from the upcoming episodes.
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.
The photos, three in all, show Rick's turn to the offensive. Instead of waiting around for Negan to continue his reign, Rick has realized that it's time to fight back.
These photos back up the statements made in the synopsis, as Rick is working toward this ultimate goal. One of the pictures shows him leading his friends through a tall field, which could mean one of two things. Either they are on some kind of recon mission, trying to learn more about Negan, or they are working on gathering a help from a new group. This could be the Oceanside women, or an entirely new crew.
Another photo shows the survivors gathering at Hilltop, formulating a plan. This image goes right with an earlier release from the show, which saw Rick, Maggie, and the others going head-to-head with Gregory in his office.
The last of these photos shows Rick on his own, probably weighing the decisions he's been making.
To check out all of the photos in detail, click through the gallery below!
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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.