The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere is titled, "The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be," and ties way back into Season 1 when Dr. Edwin Jenner spoke the same phrase to Rick during the Center For Disease Control episode and scenes involving Jenner blowing up the building while Rick and the group wanted to leave and stay alive.
Here is the synopsis for the episode:
Last season ended with Rick and our group kneeling helplessly before Negan and his group. What Negan does will haunt those who survive forever.
And here is the synopsis for The Walking Dead Season 7:
Up until this point, our characters have lived through conflicts… Disease, hunger, scores of the undead, tragedy, betrayal, and unthinkable loss. Through this, they’ve become formidable. Powerful. Unstoppable.
To start season seven, that power is taken away. They had found safety and stability. They had created a home. They thought the world was theirs. They thought they knew the world. They were wrong.
The first half of season seven sees our 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 control, brutally convincing them to live under his rules with a deadly and horrific example of what happens if they don’t.
Other characters are unaware of what’s happened, but have become separated from the group either by incident or choice – they will learn that they can’t escape this new turn of their world, either. This half-season is about these characters starting over.
The overall theme of the season is beginning again. The world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s bigger and it’s even more dangerous.
The above image is a banner AMC had up at the NYCC.
The Walking Dead Season 7 premiers on AMC Sunday, October 23 at 9/8c on AMC.
"The Walking Dead" stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand, and Josh McDermitt.