With the epic cliffhanger it left us with at the end of season 6, which was an exaggeration if you ask me, The Walking Dead became the most anticipated TV show of the fall season. Without knowing which cast member actually died, the fans are now furiously in wait for the next season to begin.
At this point, we have to do everything we can to ease that pain by letting you know what we learned aout the show’s 7th season. The biggest “chunk” of information just got revealed by AMC.
The network just released the official synopsis for the 7th season:
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.
With the transitional structure of season 6, The Walking Dead’s season 7 is expected to become the stage for many changes, characters redefining themselves and their understanding of the struggle in a life full of zombies and ruthless lunatics by one whom they will be opressed, obviously. Fingers crossed, only three more weeks to go!