Negan is back, and he's making a promise nobody wants to see him keep in the first trailer for The Walking Dead's eighth season.
Much of the mostly dialogue-free trailer gives fans exactly what they expect and want -- lots of shots of Rick, Michonne, Darryl, Ezekiel and the rest of the cast preparing for war, fighting walkers and just, well, surviving. The trailer's second half includes an inspiring speech by Rick, scenes of Daryl blowing things up, and a brief bit of sparring between Jesus and Morgan, all over the sounds of the Dropkick Murphy's "Prisoner's Song."
Perhaps the biggest surprise is the trailer's post-title scene, which appears to flash forward several years to a once again fully-bearded Rick, being startled from his sleep, a fancy walking cane by his bed. This would indicate that the series will be making a leap forward this season, much like the comic did with the "A New Beginning" story arc, which saw the title skip ahead two full years after the final battle in the "All Out War" arc.
Returning to AMC for its eighth season on October22, The Walking Dead is a production of Skybound Entertainment starring 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 and Danai Gurira as Michonne.