RICK Goes Recruiting To Fight NEGAN In THE WALKING DEAD's Upcoming Return

Still from "The Walking Dead"

The first details on the 2017 return of The Walking Dead have been released by AMC. The second half of season seven is scheduled to begin February 12 with an as-yet-untitled episode following Rick's group as they recruit the Kingdom and the Hilltop against Negan.

"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," reads AMC's official description. "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," the description continues. "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."

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