Four cast members of The Walking Dead have been promoted to series regulars, which means we can be expected to see much more of them. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Tom Payne, Austin Amelio and Xander Berkeley are the four who are joining as series regulars.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan we know as Negan, the villain of all villains, who was introduced in the finale of season six.
Xander Berkeley plays Gregory, who we also met last season. He’s the weak leader of the Hilltop colony, who awkwardly insulted and came on to Maggie.
Lastly, Austin Amelio plays Dwight.
14. We’ll Meet Ezekiel At The Kingdom
Ezekiel is the leader of The Kingdom, a community that is also not into The Saviors’ rule. Being that they have a common enemy, The Kingdom and Alexandria will most likely become allies in the war against Negan and The Saviors. This would make Ezekiel a good guy, more or less.
The tiger’s name is Shiva, in case you were wondering because, of course, you were wondering about that huge tiger.
13. Rick Is Going To Be Emo, Again
Andrew Lincoln said, “As the season finished, the story was about Rick being broken and realizing that basically everything that he thought has been turned upside down in the space pretty of much of a day. The world that he fought and strove for, for so long, has irrevocably changed.”
Emo Rick will probably be back. If you don’t remember Emo Rick, it was the version of Rick he became following Lori’s death. He got phone calls from heaven and saw visions of Lori. It was dramatically different from the usual tone of the show and it wasn’t all that fun to watch. Of course, dealing with your wife’s death is hard but watching Emo Rick was like pulling teeth. Whoever dies in the premiere will likely have an impact on Rick but hopefully, he’ll only be about 50% Emo Rick, meaning he’ll be sad but won’t be hallucinating.
12. There Will Be “Deaths”
After outrage about the cliffhanger season six end, Greg Nicotero, one of TWD’s executive producers, said, “But I’d say in retrospect, I don’t think we would have changed anything. I would have still supported doing it the way that we did it, because of the fact that the story doesn’t end there. If we would have shown the deaths, then they wouldn’t have felt our characters in season 7 the way they need to.”