Credit: Gene Page/AMC

The Walking Dead does not return for the second half of season 7 until Sunday, Feb. 12, but AMC has released some new images as well as an official synopsis for the next eight episodes.

As for the images, we have a very sweaty Rick Grimes surveying the highway, as well as a group shot in Gregory’s mansion at the Hilltop, and Rick leading the gang through a field. Here, see for yourself.

Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Okay, so the images don’t necessarily tell us a whole lot, but an official synopsis from AMC sheds a little more light on what to expect. Here’s what AMC has released as far as new intel:

The first half of Season 7 saw Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the group broken by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), forced to fall under his will and brutally convinced to live under his rules. The second half of the season will focus on preparing for war and gathering the supplies and numbers to take Negan down once and for all.

Rick’s group will find out yet again that the world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s much bigger than anything they’ve seen so far. While they have a singular purpose – to defeat Negan – it won’t come easy. More importantly, victory will require more than Alexandria. They need the numbers of the Kingdom and the Hilltop, but, similar to how Rick felt, Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and Gregory (Xander Berkeley) do not want bloodshed. To convince them otherwise will take more than speeches. The lengths Rick and the group will have to go to in order to find weapons, food and new fighters is nothing short of remarkable.

We’ll meet new survivors in incredible places. We’ll see Rick and the group tested in ways we’ve never seen before. We’ll see treachery from people we trust. Rick is confident as he will see his group and many others band together with the common goal of taking down Negan. But no amount of planning will prepare the group for all-out war with Negan and his army.

The “All Out War” arc is among the most popular in The Walking Dead comics, and it looks like said war between Rick and Negan could be on the horizon.

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