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The Walking Dead Introduces a New World in Season 9 Premiere Photos

The Walking Dead Season 9 premiere

Fans of The Walking Dead can get a closer look at the Season 9 premiere with a dozen new images from the eagerly awaited episode. Heading into a new chapter of AMC's hit drama with a confirmed time jumpThe Walking Dead is leaving behind the bloodbath of Season 8 and the Saviors for a whole new world.

It's all change, as Season 9 introduces a host of new characters from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's comic series while waving goodbye to series regulars Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan.

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The slew of new images reveal what fans can expect in the Season 9 premiere, with the survivors faced with a deteriorating infrastructure and dwindling resources. There's a haunting new look for Seth Gilliam's Father Gabriel alongside a peek at the blossoming romance between Ezekiel and Carol. Elsewhere, the shots hint at a divide between the communities as Rick Grimes and Maggie Rhee continue to differ.

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The Walking Dead's Comic-Con International trailer was an action-packed tease of Season 9's storylines, which will start to come together in the first episode. Although things may start with a serene horseback ride through the back roads of America, it won't be long before human and zombie enemies alike cause trouble for the hardened group of survivors.

The Oct. 7 premiere marks the first episode under incoming showrunner Angela Kang as she ushers in a new era for the apocalypse. After a slip in ratings for The Walking Dead Season 8, it looks like there is plenty of fresh meat and new dramas to keep fans coming back to the show.

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The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

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