THE WALKING DEAD Season 9 Will Have A "Western Vibe" According To New Showrunner; First Image Released

THE WALKING DEAD Season 9 Will Have A "Western Vibe" According To New Showrunner; First Image Released

Season 9 of The Walking Dead will see the debut of Angela Kang as showrunner, & she teases a "Western vibe" for the series during an interview. To back that up, we also have a pic of Michonne on horseback.

By MarkCassidy - Jul 11, 2018 08:07 AM EST
Filed Under: The Walking Dead
The upcoming ninth season of AMC's The Walking Dead is sure to be an eventful one. Not only are we set to see the departure of our main character Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), but a new showrunner is coming on board, and it sounds like she'll be taking the series in some very interesting directions.

While speaking to EW, Angela Kang outlined her approach:


"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.”

In keeping with the Western vibe, the first offcial season 9 still features Michonne leading a group of unfamiliar survives from horseback. Has the sword-wielding fan-favourite spilt away from the main group?

Perhaps we'll find out more when the first trailer for The Walking Dead season 9 debuts at SDCC later this month.


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ALegendaryPanda
ALegendaryPanda - 7/11/2018, 9:08 AM
I actually like these comments, but I just can't see myself staying on board with this after Rick leaves..
ThouBear8
ThouBear8 - 7/11/2018, 12:50 PM
@ALegendaryPanda - same here
Kevwebsz
Kevwebsz - 7/11/2018, 9:09 AM
Its over. Let it go.
GreedoSarducci
GreedoSarducci - 7/11/2018, 9:17 AM
Crumbling roads and bridges! How exciting!
MarkCassidy
MarkCassidy - 7/11/2018, 9:25 AM
I thought the last season was pretty good overall.. some terrible moments and character decisions though.
CplHicks
CplHicks - 7/11/2018, 9:26 AM
You know she's checking her phone every 5 minutes to see if Marvel needs her somewhere ASAP.
marvel72
marvel72 - 7/11/2018, 9:28 AM
I haven't watched The Walking Dead in years,last time I watched was the storyline where they lived in that town and they sort of had jobs.
Vigor
Vigor - 7/11/2018, 9:34 AM
This actually sounds pretty fresh. I haven't been enthralled with walking dead since season 3, but I kept watching. Last season I may have missed the most episodes out of just not caring as much anymore. But with a new show runner (I think Gimple was the common denominator of all the show's missteps) and new feel... I think this may open up the possibility of me getting back into the walking dead
Matador
Matador - 7/11/2018, 9:38 AM
So objects, structures breaking down or infrastructure like roads, bridges are changing, and crumbling.

Pathogen
Pathogen - 7/11/2018, 11:24 AM
@Cayde6 - Haha I live in Baltimore. And you're not wrong
Matador
Matador - 7/11/2018, 12:09 PM
@Pathogen - LOL just driving on route 40 YOU NEED a 4x4
Pathogen
Pathogen - 7/11/2018, 2:01 PM
@Cayde6 - well, to be fair, the only time I hit Rt40 is when I"m going to Costco.
Matador
Matador - 7/11/2018, 7:01 PM
@Pathogen - It's everyday for me and the things I see you'd think you've seen everything.
smoke317
smoke317 - 7/11/2018, 9:41 AM
Can’t believe these idiots killed of Carl... Michonne (pregnant with Rick’s baby) & Carl would have been perfect to lead into this next TWD era... Dummies.
asherman93
asherman93 - 7/11/2018, 10:15 AM
@smoke317 - Correction - the previous showrunner killed Carl. Angela Kang did not.
lurch313
lurch313 - 7/11/2018, 9:46 AM
Didn't the walkers eat all the horses.
Starlight
Starlight - 7/11/2018, 10:56 AM
well, kidna about time for GAS to ran out...
SouthernNeo
SouthernNeo - 7/11/2018, 11:13 AM
I believe a few of those "unfamiliar survivors" are actually familiar. Just the few i can see:
Far left - Saddiq (unless I'm mistaken)
Center - granddaughter from Oceanside
Far right - Savior prisoner from Hilltop who stayed w/ them to fight Negan

Just pointing it out. Thanks for the article and I'm really looking forward to S9. Committed till the end! Which is probably soon.
BigPhilbowski
BigPhilbowski - 7/12/2018, 12:44 AM
@Turner - You're right. I think Edith is next to Saddiq too
GeneralZod
GeneralZod - 7/11/2018, 11:19 AM
Can't find the gif, so ...

ARRIVEDERCI, BABY!
Toecutter
Toecutter - 7/11/2018, 2:30 PM
@GeneralZod - "The law. The law. The law. THE LAW!"
sKeemAn
sKeemAn - 7/11/2018, 11:58 AM
case
case - 7/12/2018, 2:35 AM
Everyone talking about Rick and Maggie and Crossbow holding the show... No one talking about the chick who's been in 2 Billion plus movies this year. Bah.
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