Following the insane cliffhanger at the end of season 6, the anticipation for the premiere episode of The Walking Dead season 7 has been feverish. Now, we are less than two weeks away from seeing who will meet their end at the hands (or bat, if you will) of Negan. AMC has just released a brand new synopsis for the premiere episode, as well as the title for that episode which only makes us all the more eager for The Walking Dead to come back.
The title and synopsis come to us courtesy of Comicbook.com and they don't exactly tease a happy start to season 7, which shouldn't necessarily come as a surprise. The premiere episode of The Walking Dead will be called "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be," which is very vague but also ominous and gloomy. The synopsis is also pretty bleak, but it is clear that Negan is going to live up to the hype in terms of being a ruthless threat to the cast. Here is the synopsis for the episode.
"Last season ended with Rick and our group kneeling helplessly before Negan and his group. What Negan does will haunt those who survive forever."
Perhaps not since someone shot Mr. Burns on The Simpsons have we have a had a cliffhanger that has been talked about as much as what happened at the end of season 6 on The Walking Dead. We know that Negan is going to kill a cast member with his trusty bat Lucille and that it isn't going to be an ancillary character. We are going to lose someone very important and according to this synopsis, it is going to have a serious emotional ripple effect. AMC has taken extreme precautions to make sure that the cliffhanger wasn't spoiled, as they reportedly filmed several different versions of the resolution to prevent a spoiler leak.
Over the weekend, stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Alanna Masterson, Austin Nichols and Jeffrey Dean Morgan were present at AMC's New York Comic Con panel. During the panel, the first 4 minutes of the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead was premiered and was released to the public shortly after. The cast members were joined by Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer, Director and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero and Executive Producer David Alpert. It seems very clear that everyone involved knows that season 7 is going to be one of the biggest in the show's history.
AMC also recently announced that The Walking Dead season 7 premiere will be followed by a special 90-minute edition of Talking Dead. The show will feature executive producers Scott M. Gimple and Robert Kirkman, along with stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Chandler Riggs, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand and Jeffery Dean Morgan. Be sure to tune into AMC when season 7 of The Walking Dead premieres on Sunday, October 23 at 9 PM ET on AMC.