The first half of Season 7 sees the group fractured, broken, bereaved, and picking up the pieces while living under the thumb of oppression.
Negan will have successfully brought the survivors under his will, brutally convincing them to live under his rules with a deadly and horrific example of what happens if they don't.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.
The series stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes; Steven Yeun as Glenn; Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon; Chandler Riggs as Carl; Lauren Cohan as Maggie; Danai Gurira as Michonne; Melissa McBride as Carol; Sonequa-Martin Green as Sasha; and Lennie James as Morgan.
Scott M. Gimple return as the series' showrunner and executive producer along with executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.
Season 7 premiered on FOX on Monday 24 October 2016, at 21h00. The season went on hiatus after eight episodes to accommodate a similar hiatus in the USA and resumed with Episode 9 on 13 February, 2017.