Stunning Cast Photos For The Walking Dead Season 9 Tease The Calm Before The Storm

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October is shaping up to be a very busy month indeed.

Not only do we have the ninth season of The Walking Dead arriving on October 7th, but that same weekend will also host Venom and the latest installment of Doctor Who, which gets the ball rolling on Jodie Whittaker’s debut season with “The Woman Who Fell to Earth.” How very apropos.

Circling back to Rick Grimes and his crew, though, and Collider has uncovered a raft of sun-kissed photos designed to spotlight season 9’s ensemble cast – from the fresh-faced newbies to the old guard. And make no mistake, AMC’s pool of survivors are about to go through hell and high water come October, so these photos are really teasing the calm before the storm.

Don’t believe us? This year’s foreboding synopsis ought to drive home the point…

Now, viewers will see the survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick’s steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors.

Confirming that crucial 18-month time jump, the synopsis goes on to tease what comes next for Rick and the gang now that the “All-Out War” arc has come to its fiery conclusion. Last we checked, Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan was locked up behind bars, so it’ll be interesting to see how newfangled showrunner Angela Kang handles this transition from one era to the next.

Via AMC:

As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.

Season 9 of The Walking Dead is all set for a premiere on Sunday, October 7th – four weeks and counting, people.

Source: Collider

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