Negan Is Planning His Return in New Promo Spot For THE WALKING DEAD Season 9

“You’re not saving the world. You’re just gettin’ it ready for me.”

AMC has released a new promo spot for The Walking Dead Season 9. The title of this promo asks and interesting question, “Is Rick paving the way for Negan’s return?” As you’ll see, Negan sure thinks that he is, and he’s planning a big bad comeback. Here’s the note that came with the video:

Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) seems pretty confident that he won't be caged for long, despite Rick's (Andrew Lincoln) attempts to build a better world by defeating the Saviors and uniting Alexandria, Hilltop, Oceanside, the Sanctuary, and - as eagle-eyed viewers might notice - perhaps even the Commonwealth.

It’s going to be interesting to see how Negan’s story arc plays out because it doesn’t sound like he’ll be behind that cage for much longer. I hope that AMC isn’t teasing an empty threat just to get fans excited! Here’s the synopsis for Season 9.

Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values of his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group.

Now, we see our 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.

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.

The Walking Dead Season 9 premieres with Rick Grimes' final episodes beginning October 7 on AMC in the US and October 8 on FOX in the UK.

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