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?The Walking Dead? Season 7 Preview, Teasers: Ezekiel, Shiva, Negan In Alexandria, Tara Returns

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King Ezekiel (Khay Payton) and his pet tiger, Shiva. Courtesy of AMC/youtube

The first trailer of The Walking Dead Season 7 was unveiled at the San Diego Comic-Con 2016. While fans desperately want to know who Negan killed, well, we still have no idea. But what we do know is that we will see an entirely new community, a totally different leader/s and way of life, and a huge tiger! The end of the three-minute preview also showed the return of Tara and Heath who have been gone for a while in Season 6.

Watching the trailer for the new season felt like TWD?s world has significantly changed. It didn?t feel like they were in the same place again. It was totally different, which proves why the introduction of Negan is a huge turning point in the series. It?s not all about who he killed in the last moments of the Season 6 finale. It?s about what happens next.

In the trailer, we see Negan in Alexandria talking to some of its people. We see Saviors kneeling down before him. We see a different dynamic in the show. Rick is no longer in control, and we never thought we?d see the day. Season 7 is all about a ?new and bigger world? for Rick and the survivors.

Moving forward, we have a lot of things to be excited about in the next season, though the heartbreak is inevitable. Will Shiva the tiger be able to compensate for that loss? She just looks so adorable beside Ezekiel, sort of. For non-comic book readers, the tiger is not just some wild addition to the show. It sure looks like they?re jumping the gun with the tiger and the Kingdom but it?s actually for realz.

In the comic book, Shiva is the pet tiger of the leader of a community called the Kingdom. The leader goes by ?King Ezekiel? and we were able to get a first look at the outlandish ruler played by Khary Payton.

As recalled, Carol and Morgan were taken by people from the Kingdom in the Season 6 finale. They were the men on horseback wearing armors and carrying spears. Just by the description of these men, we already have an idea about what sort of community the Kingdom is. Then the preview showed us a king sitting on his throne with a tiger beside him. As bizarre as it sounds, this is actually a reality of the apocalypse. People go back to the old ways or are given a chance to live how they want to live. Rick and his group, at times, go primitive, doing what they had to do to survive. Negan and the Saviors play the predator while communities like the Hilltop fall prey to Negan?s ways.

It will be exciting to see an entirely new community which appears to be an interesting contrast against Negan?s community which we will be seeing more of as well in the next season.

What are you most excited about in the upcoming season?

The Walking Dead Season 7 premieres October 23 on AMC.

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