Ahead of "The Walking Dead's" return on February 12, AMC has released the synopsis and title for "The Walking Dead's" 2017 premiere episode. The installment which continues "Walking Dead's" seventh season, will be titled "Rock in the Road." It's brief synopsis reads:
Rick is introduced to a new community.
More photos from the premiere episode, which airs on February 12, have been released as well. They find Rick and the rest of the survivors engaged in a tense meeting, as well as hitting the road.
The rest of the season seven synopsis, which dropped earlier this month, reveals more of what's ahead for Rick and his survivors.
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.
Additionally, ComicBook.com has put together a list of directors for the upcoming second half of season seven. Greg Nicotero will be directing the 9th, 12th and 16th episodes of the season. Jeffrey F. January will take on episode 10, and Kari Skogland will handle episode 11. The rest of the episodes' directors have not been revealed yet.
“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC for the second half of its seventh season on February 12 at 9 pm ET/PT. “The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Melissa McBride as Carol Peleteir, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Green, Danai Gurira as Michonne and more.