With Comic-Con going down in San Diego right now (oh, how I wish I was there), the “nerd world” is being blessed with goodies left and right.
Last night, Marvel and Netflix unveiled teasers for Iron Fist, The Defenders and Luke Cage. And today, AMC has offered a much-anticipated update about the next season of The Walking Dead.
Debuting in October, the 16-episode journey will be split into two parts, with the final eight episodes airing in February of 2017.
Fans of the show surely have the season six cliffhanger still implanted in their brains — with newly-introduced villain Negan (and his trusty barbed-wire bat, Lucille) beating an unknown cast member to death.
Who caught the beat-down of a lifetime? The answer will be revealed during the premiere, which executive producer Robert Kirkman said is “definitely worth the wait” during AMC’s Comic-Con panel on Friday.
On top of the premiere date, a trailer for Season 7 was also unveiled at the event — showing the characters dealing with life (and death) after Negan’s profound introduction.
The 3-minute clip also offers a first look at King Ezekial, a fan-favorite from the comic books, played by Khary Payton.
Watch the trailer for Season 7 below and catch the premiere on October 23.