We’ve all known that Negan is proving to be an unstoppable force in the world of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead‘ and the latest synopsis for the upcoming seventh season shows us that we don’t even know how powerful he is quite yet. It is quite possibly the most extensive synopsis that the creators of ‘The Walking Dead’ have released to date though is still shrouded in mystery with very few concrete facts. The one thing that is quite obvious though is that our survivors are going to be in for the biggest challenge that they’ve had to date.
Here’s what AMC is teasing us with so far:
Up until this point, our characters have lived through conflicts… Disease, hunger, scores of the undead, tragedy, betrayal, and unthinkable loss. Through this, they’ve become formidable. Powerful. Unstoppable.
To start Season Seven, that power is taken away. They had found safety and stability. They had created a home. They thought the world was theirs. They thought they knew the world. They were wrong.
The first half of Season Seven sees our group fractured, broken, bereaved, and picking up the pieces while living under the thumb of oppression. Negan will have successfully brought the survivors under his control, brutally convincing them to live under his rules with a deadly and horrific example of what happens if they don’t.
Other characters are unaware of what’s happened, but have become separated from the group either by incident or choice — they will learn that they can’t escape this new turn of their world, either. This half season is about these characters starting over.
The overall theme of the season is beginning again. The world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s bigger and it’s even more dangerous.
Unsurprisingly, they don’t let us know who or how many people are going to be killed by Negan right off the bat when the upcoming season kicks off next month. What they do tell us though is that Negan is really going to be changing all of the rules and balance of power which has been crafted to live through the first six seasons of ‘The Walking Dead’.
Are you looking forward to more of what Negan is bringing to the table in ‘The Walking Dead’? How do you feel that this shift in the balance of power will affect Rick and his friends? Share your thoughts below!
‘The Walking Dead’ returns to infect AMC on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016.
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