The tenuous peace between the survivors and Whisperers doesn't look to last into Season 10 based on the latest promo for The Walking Dead.
Introduced by returning star Samantha Morton, who portrays the Whisperer leader Alpha, the promo shows the survivors rally together for the coming conflict against the rival faction that silently disguises themselves among walkers by wearing the skin of the dead.
As fan-favorite star Danai Gurira's final season as the no-nonsense survivor Michonne, the clip ends with her brandishing the infamous barbed baseball bat Lucille against its former owner, Negan, concluding the promo on an ominous note after previously teasing a romance between her and Ezekiel.
Negan was the primary antagonist of Seasons 7 and 8, defeated by Rick Grimes and left alive in captivity. After rescuing Judith in the Season 9 finale, Negan had earned Michonne's begrudging respect. Based on the new promo, this reconciliation between the two characters may be short-lived.
AMC's The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Nadia Hilker, Dan Fogler, Angel Theory, Lauren Ridloff and Eleanor Matsuura. The series returns for Season 10 on Oct. 6.