By Dalton Ross
September 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM EDT
Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

There's a big change coming on The Walking Dead in season 9. But is that a good thing? That appears to be the question at the heart of this exclusive brand-new trailer for the upcoming season, which premieres Oct. 7.

The spot starts with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) smiling — how often do you see that?! — watching his daughter paint, and holding hands with Michonne (Danai Gurira). Awww… what could possibly go wrong? Plenty, it seems — including, but not limited to: a horde of walkers, poorly spray-painted graffiti, and growing tension between allies. Check out the footage for yourself below, because it's not every day you get to watch some zombies get slammed in the face by a giant log. Or, I don't know, maybe it is. <div class="video_wrapper"><iframe src=";video_id=qv5fTu7EuGZb" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="100%" height="460" class="video_wrapper" allowfullscreen="" resize="0" replace_attributes="1" name=""></iframe></div>

Check out this new gallery of season 9 images, and for more Walking Dead intel, follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss.

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The Walking Dead

AMC's zombie thriller, based on the classic comic book serial created by Robert Kirkman.

  • TV Show
  • 10
  • TV-14
  • Frank Darabont
  • AMC
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