Comic-Con 2016: The Walking Dead season 7 trailer revealed
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AMC have finally set the premiere date and even shared a sneak peek of The Walking Dead season 7.
During a panel discussion at Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday, the show's cast and production team were all present for the anticipated season 7 trailer preview.
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Producers confirmed that the first half of the season will air in October of this year, while the second half will screen in February 2017.
The trailer includes the series' new villain, Negan, but doesn't give anything away about who he killed during the shock season-six finale. The trailer also offered a first look at King Ezekiel, a favourite from the original comic book series. Actor Khary Payton will play Ezekiel.
Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes in the zombie series, suggested that all will be revealed as the season progresses.
"It's a s***ty way to start the season," Lincoln told media during the conference.
Executive producer Scott Gimple addressed the on-screen relationship between Lincoln's character and Danai Gurira's Michonne, which became a talking point during last season's run.
"I wasn't aware that it would have the impact that it did," Gimple said of the interracial romance. "I think one of the things we fantasise about the apocalypse is that all of the things that separate us fall way."
"Sometimes, to change the picture that you usually see on screen can ruffle people, because it's change," added Gurira.
"I hope and believe that it will help break that barrier and allow more of those portrayals to be expressed," she said.