THE WALKING DEAD Season 9: First Image Reveals Time Jump Changes

THE WALKING DEAD goes western in new Season 9 sneak peek!

It’s no secret that Season 9 of The Walking Dead will feature a time jump, but what does that mean for the show moving forward?

New showrunner Angela Kang broke down what moving into the future of a zombie apocalypse means for the characters for EW, then revealed a new image that shows the changes in action:

“We’ll explore what happened as man made objects and structures break down. Infrastructure like roads and bridges are changing and crumbling. And we’ll also explore what happens as resources are getting low. There’s a fun Western vibe that has emerged. We are going into a period where a lot of the things that we’ve seen in previous seasons have broken down, so they’ve got these horses and carriages that are being drawn around instead of cars. Things are lit with oil lamps. People are using different kinds of weaponry. There’s a real grittiness to it that I think will be fun and fresh for the viewers.”

Given the lifespan of things like gasoline and roads that haven’t been maintained, this is a logical change that we probably should have seen in earlier seasons.

On top of Michonne, Enid, and Siddiq, we also see Oceanside residents and the Savior-turned-“good guy,” Alden. There’s also someone else hanging out in the back of the photo, but it’s a a bit too blurry to tell who it is.

The Walking Dead Season 9 is due to premiere on AMC this fall.

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