LENNIE JAMES AS MORGAN
Morgan (Lennie James) will make his way to the Kingdom this year, where he will meet the quirky King Ezekiel (Khary Payton). But the big arc for Morgan in season 7 revolves around one simple question: How will the man with the no-kill policy react now that he has killed someone?
MELISSA McBRIDE AS CAROL
Carol (Melissa McBride) was pretty much ready to call it quits when Morgan found and saved her from the Savior at the end of season 6. She will also be headed to the Kingdom in season 7, and considering her no-nonsense attitude, what will Carol make of Ezekiel?
TOM PAYNE AS JESUS
The Hilltop gave Alexandria food and supplies in exchange for getting rid of Negan. So what happens now? Jesus (Tom Payne) may have his hands full dealing with a leader in Gregory who is not really fit to lead.
JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN AS NEGAN
Negan in Alexandria? That can’t be good news for the survivors when Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s character shows up to take inventory of a community now under his control.
DON'T MESS WITH THE UNDEAD
While most of the current focus is on Negan’s reign of terror, zombies are still not to be trifled with. Executive producer Greg Nicotero promises he’s got some tricks up his sleeve in terms of season 7 walkers, one of which you can see here.
KHARY PAYTON AS EZEKIEL
A man who likes to be referred to as a king and carries around both a scepter and a pet tiger named Shiva? Let’s just say Ezekiel — who runs a new community known as the Kingdom — is a tad eccentric. But he will play a key role moving forward. (Read our exclusive first interview with the man who plays him, Khary Payton, right here.)