The Walking Dead Season 9 Gets New Photos and Synopsis

Here is your latest look at the upcoming season of the AMC series.

By Chris Morse

AMC has released the latest official preview for season 9 of The Walking Dead, which consists of new key art, character photos, and a season synopsis to hint at where the story is going to be when we return this fall. Rick Grimes is still front and center in the key art, sporting his signature sheriff's hat, with a backdrop of a ruined Washington D.C., reinforcing the earlier hint that this season might take a handful of our characters to the nation's capital. Check out the poster below.

Up next, we have a total of 15 character photos highlighting the major returning characters as well as the official synopsis for season 9. The photos put each of our characters in the forests, but we can see more of an autumn hue on the pictures and in the shots themselves, which indicates that we might finally be getting some seasonal variety in the show.

You can find the upcoming season's preview description below, followed by the brand-new set of character photos.

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 Walking Dead returns for its ninth season on Sunday, October 7th.

About the Author

Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo

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