We recently brought you excerpts of an interview Andrew Lincoln gave with EW about the second half of The Walking Dead Season 7, returning to AMC on February 12th. The actor who plays Rick Grimes promised things will be changing, and all-out war is on the horizon. To recap:
After watching Aaron get beat up and Spencer have his guts spilled out next to a pool table, Rick was back and ready to fight the big baddie. And that means we have a whole new Rick Grimes and a whole new show to look forward to when things pick back up on Feb. 12. “It’s probably the opposite of what you just witnessed,” says Andrew Lincoln of the tonal shift for the back half of the season. “Certainly from Rick’s point of view. You see a man in action again with some of the members of his closest family.”
We’ve just received an extended synopsis for the second half of TWD Season 7, and it’s got tons of details for fans to sink their teeth into:
The first half of Season 7 saw Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the group broken by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), forced to fall under his will and brutally convinced to live under his rules. The second half of the season will focus on preparing for war and gathering the supplies and numbers to take Negan down once and for all.
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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