The Walking Dead's New Season 7 Trailer Introduces Human-Eating Pigs

When The Walking Dead returns to AMC for Season 7, viewers will be properly introduced to King Ezekiel and his stripped security system, the tiger Shiva. But as this new trailer shows us, Shiva won't be the only dangerous animal out there. There are also people-eating pigs, guys! Check out all the new footage in the promo below.

Because we're all still waiting to find out what happened with Negan and his victim (or victims), none of The Walking Dead's promotional campaign can really show anything from Rick and that group, so we've instead gotten to see more of what will happen with Morgan, Carol and Tara. And this "Secrets" trailer shows off more of the Kingdom and blah, blah, blah, let's talk about those pigs.

First and foremost, let's congratulate these animals on surviving this long in the apocalypse, considering how many survivors out there would likely murder close friends for a good pork shoulder roast. So that likely means they have an owner who's keeping them alive and fed, and it would not be beyond belief to find out that Negan keeps a pen of always-hungry pigs specifically to make a statement. Screw around and you can either get smashed in the head by Lucille or served to the hogs.

I'll allow that it's not necessarily a living person being eaten, but having pigs eating walkers (while gross) wouldn't make a whole lot of sense. Unless they're zombie pigs! That also serve as internationally renowned DJs! Bob your head to the torso-munching beat.

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I'm sure Ezekiel and the other members of the Kingdom will play a bigger part in Season 7 than those two pigs, but now I won't be able to stop thinking about them. Hopefully we're not more than one or two seasons away from a tornado full of sharks, or, you know, whatever.

There are a couple of other interesting moments in the trailer, such as the bit where the Kingdom dude tells Morgan that no one "back home" needs to learn about whatever it is they did; we all know Morgan has a thing about morals, so this might be another test of his strength. Also, the end shows Jesus wrecking shop on walkers with fire involved, and there's a big gap in the wall behind him, something that never leads to good things. I also want to know what it is that Ezekiel is burning, since he has that particular concern behind his eyes that makes me think it's an important moment.

The Walking Dead has a whole hell of a lot of explaining to do when it returns to AMC when Season 7 kicks off on Sunday, October 23, at 9:00 p.m. ET. To see when all your other favorite shows are returning, head to our fall premiere schedule.

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