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.

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.


DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
THE WALKING DEAD Extended 10th Season Premiere Date, Episode Details And Guest Stars Announced

THE WALKING DEAD Extended 10th Season Premiere Date, Episode Details And Guest Stars Announced

The Walking Dead's 10th season will continue with an extended episode count set to premiere on February 28. Check out the titles and synopses for each of the six episodes, along with two new guest stars.
SMALL PRINT: New MONSTER HUNTER Poster; THE WALKING DEAD Promo; Zelina Vega Poison Ivy Cosplay, & More

SMALL PRINT: New MONSTER HUNTER Poster; THE WALKING DEAD Promo; Zelina Vega Poison Ivy Cosplay, & More

We're heading towards the end of another week here on CBM, and it's been pretty slow on the news front. Nonetheless, we have some stories that might be of interest for this latest edition of Small Print...
THE WALKING DEAD Casts Negan's Wife Lucille For One Of The Additional Episodes Coming To AMC Next Year

THE WALKING DEAD Casts Negan's Wife Lucille For One Of The Additional Episodes Coming To AMC Next Year

Six additional episode of The Walking Dead's tenth season will air on AMC next year, and it appears as if one of those will revolve around Negan's life prior to the zombie apocalypse. Check it out...
Latest Headlines
New WANDAVISION Featurette Seemingly Teases The MCU Debut Of Wonder Man

New WANDAVISION Featurette Seemingly Teases The MCU Debut Of Wonder Man

WandaVision is now streaming on Disney+, and a new featurette for the Marvel Studios miniseries appears to tease the debut of Marvel Comics superhero Simon Williams, aka Wonder Man. Take a look...
THE SANDMAN Netflix Adaptation Reportedly Casts GAME OF THRONES Alum Gwendoline Christie

THE SANDMAN Netflix Adaptation Reportedly Casts GAME OF THRONES Alum Gwendoline Christie

Neil Gaiman recently confirmed that Netflix's Sandman series had begun shooting, and some intriguing casting news has now found its way online, as Gwendoline Christie has reportedly joined the production.
MORTAL KOMBAT First Official Images Feature Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Sonya, Liu Kang, And More

MORTAL KOMBAT First Official Images Feature Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Sonya, Liu Kang, And More

We finally have our first official look at the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot, with a batch of stills featuring new live-action takes on several of the video game's most well-known fighters. Check it out...
WANDAVISION: 10 Weird Signs Things Are Not As They Seem In Westview - SPOILERS

WANDAVISION: 10 Weird Signs Things Are Not As They Seem In Westview - SPOILERS

WandaVision is now streaming on Disney+, but did you pick up on these signs that something isn't quite right in the town of Westview? Hit the jump to take a look at some hints that all is not as it seems!
BLACK PANTHER 2: Rumors Persists That Michael B. Jordan Will Return As Killmonger

BLACK PANTHER 2: Rumors Persists That Michael B. Jordan Will Return As Killmonger

This isn't the first time we've heard that plans were in place for Michael B. Jordan's return as the villainous Eric Killmonger in Black Panther 2, but a new report now claims to have confirmed it...
Here's An Exclusive First Look At Loot Crate's RICK AND MORTY Interdimensional Cable Crate

Here's An Exclusive First Look At Loot Crate's RICK AND MORTY "Interdimensional Cable" Crate

Loot Crate's next Rick and Morty crate, "Interdimensional Cable," goes live later today at 9pm PT. Here, you'll find an exclusive first look at the Mr. Poopybutthole Stress Ball inside, and much more...