We still have no clue who will be on the receiving end of Lucille, but the cast and producers of The Walking Dead brought along a spoilery treat for fans at New York Comic-Con on Saturday: A new, extended sneak peek at the Oct. 23 season premiere (AMC, 9/8c).
Perhaps “treat” isn’t the right word to describe the above clip, which offers a first, grisly look at the immediate aftermath of Negan’s rampage (complete with a blood-soaked Lucille.)
“I’m going to kill you,” a distraught, apoplectic Rick promises Negan. “Not today. Not tomorrow. But I’m going to kill you.”
Earlier in the panel, exec producer Scott M. Gimple marveled to the crowd that “the performances this season are astounding,” before adding, “There are some creepy, strange, weird new Walkers. And there’s are some amazing new faces.”
Gimple previously teased in August’s Season 7 preview special that “what happens in Episode 1 will shatter the lives of those who survive.”
Meanwhile, at Comic-Con back in July, Gimple described the new season’s over-arching theme thusly: “How do they live under the thumb of Negan — and still live? They want to win back their lives.”
As per usual, Season 7 will be split in two, with eight episodes airing in the fall and the remaining eight unspooling in early 2017.
Press PLAY on the three-minute video above and then hit the comments with your reaction and any new theories you have about who bites the dust.