The Walking Dead Cast Talk Season Nine at Paley Fest New York

The new season of The Walking Dead is on the horizon, but die hard fans of the AMC show might find this season a bit different as the show has appointed a brand new executive producer Angela Kang. Kang who started out as a writer for the show in 2011, is now at the helm ushering in a new direction for this upcoming 9th season.

We caught up with Kang as well as a few beloved cast members.

Yes, we mean Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Melissa McBride to talk all things dead and what we should expect for this new season.

Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him.

By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group.

Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick’s steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors.

As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.

The Walking Dead premieres for tonight season on AMC on October 7th at 9 p.m.

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