'There's a storm coming' for Rick and the gang in a new trailer for The Walking Dead season 7
After the dramatic cliffhanger which saw the fragmented group reunite at The Hilltop, AMC has just dropped a new trailer teasing the rise of the Resistance.
The trailer features members of the cast and crew discussing the upcoming season, along with previously unseen footage.
Executive Producer, Scott M. Gimple, said that last season was "very much about the characters and the audience finding their way through the trauma [of losing Glenn and Abraham]".
"They weren't ready and they weren't in a place to fight. They are now," added the show-runner.
The trailer sees Rick with a new lease of life after the trauma of the first half of the season
Daryl (Norman Reedus) is now reunited with the Alexandrians after being held captive with Negan
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They weren't ready and they weren't in a place to fight. They are now.
Scott M. Gimple
Andrew Lincoln (who plays Rick) notes the transformation of his character, explaining: "[Season seven began] with a man being obedient, going out of his way and risking his life for Negan in order to preserve life in Alexandria.
"But throughout there are successions of moments that change his mind and it makes him realise that this is an untenable situation," continues the 43-year-old.
The trailer suggests that with such a small group themselves, the Alexandrians must branch out to other clans, including the newly-intoduced Kingdom, to build an army.
"You're seeing people in a whole new place of really strategising, but against magnificent odds," reveals Danai Gurira (Michonne).
Season 7 will see Rick travel to other groups in order to build an army
Jeffrey Dean Morgan promises that Negan will be waiting for Rick's new army
However, if The Saviours have anything to do with it, the road to freedom will not be smooth for the Alexandrians, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan admitting: "Negan is still there with a big smile on his face waiting. We're getting to a breaking point.
"It's been an interesting journey for the first half of seven and it's only going to get more crazy," Jeffrey teased.
The Walking Dead returns to Fox UK on February 13.