Comic-Con 2018: The Walking Dead Season 9's Teaser Trailer Hints At Uneasy Truce
Maybe we're the real monsters, still.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, AMC showed a new teaser for The Walking Dead Season 9. It's a short one but provides plenty of setup for the next stage in Rick and the gang's fight for survival. The trailer begins with Merle traveling with Maggie. [Update: Since the teaser trailer, we've gotten both a full Season 9 trailer and learned that Andrew Lincoln is officially leaving the show.]
The real meat of the trailer is in a bit of dialogue delivered by Michonne. "We need to start talking about making some rules," she says. "An agreement between all the communities. Like, 'This is how we treat each other. And this is what happens when we don't.'" A sign shows directions to HQ, Oceanside, Alexandria, Sanctuary, and Toledo, and although the communities are living close together, it seems this truce is uneasy.
Of course, there's a quick shot of Merle delivering a vicious looking punch, so you can expect there will be plenty of drama ahead. The Walking Dead Season 9 is set to premiere later this year with a new showrunner at the helm. Angela Kang is taking over from Scott Gimple, and it was also recently revealed Season 9 will be the final one for Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick.
Lincoln is expected to be in just a few episodes of Season 9, as will in a handful of episodes in the new season, as will Lauren Cohan, who has played Maggie since Season 2. Earlier this year it was reported that Cohan was holding out on signing the contract for Season 9 so she could improve her deal. Although she eventually agreed to appear in the season, it was only for six episodes. She is also filming the ABC drama Whiskey Cavalier.
The Walking Dead Season 9 premieres on October 31. Viewership for Season 8 was well down from the record-breaking audience numbers that it has enjoyed in the past, but the show maintains a healthy audience. You can read about Everything We Know About The Walking Dead Season 9 here.
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