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– by Seth McDonald

Ugh, The Walking Dead. What a fall from grace this show has had. Based on Robert Kirkman’s graphic comicbook of the same name, the first few seasons of the show made for compelling television. As time went on the show began to slowly slip in quality. And now it’s at the point that longtime viewers feel watching the show to almost be a chore rather than a pleasure.

Despite the last few seasons being, well, just not very good, the show’s ninth season is in production, and today we get both the first set photo (which you can check out by clicking that link) as well as more information on Season 9’s time jump. You can see what new showrunner Angela Kang had to say about the upcoming season from her interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“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.”

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The time jump does sort of spark a renewed interest in the show for me, and perhaps it is necessary to get the show to a point it needs to be to close out the story, hopefully in a redeeming way, because after all, at one time, the show was great.

With stars Lauren Cohan and Andrew Lincoln leaving the show, fans wonder how much long the show can continue, as well as wondering if it has overstayed it’s welcome. Like many fans, I will have to tough out whatever the show throws at me, as I have years invested into this story and the characters.

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Source: Entertainment Weekly