New Details for The Walking Dead Season 9

The Walking Dead s9AMC has released key art and the synopsis for the upcoming ninth season of its hit apocalypse drama, The Walking Dead, featuring many of the main characters.

Rick Grimes takes center stage in the key art for the next season, which will also be star Andrew Lincoln’s last season on the show. He’s wearing his sheriff’s hat, an heirloom once given to his son Carl (R.I.P.) and probably indicative of his shift to his son’s more humane mindset, after years of subscribing to a harsh and nihilistic world view.

Here is the official synopsis of the season:

“Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group.

 Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick’s steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors.

 As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.”

The time jump is a significant one for The Walking Dead and we will surely see many major changes in the lives and demeanor of our main characters. The individual posters show a group of individuals who have been shaped by their experiences and who are determined to survive no matter what.

The Walking Dead season nine will air on October 7 on AMC.

Watch the teaser HERE and check out the gallery below: