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Tonight: “The Walking Dead” Season 9 on AMC (10/7/2018)

As you read this alert/post, I’m still deep in the Halls Of Javits at the 2018 NY Comic Con. It’s the final day of the event and while I am running on fumes at this point, there are still photos to take and cosplayers to add to our Official Instagram. I’m here to remind you that tonight will begin the 9th season of the AMC networks blockbuster hit of a show “The Walking Dead”. The other day the network shared the first five minutes of the broadcast and I’m adding that down below since I could not address it at the time. Let’s watch.

As its been widely reported this season will mark the end of the tenure for Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohen (Rick and Maggie respectively). Let’s take a look at the dramatic poster, light premise and the massive ensemble of a cast.

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The Plot: Eighteen months after the defeat of Negan under an alliance of communities spearheaded by Rick Grimes, the season focuses on the united communities as they face obstacles and threats both outside and inside their alliance, with the threat of the mysterious Whisperers looming. (thanks Wiki).

The Cast/Characters: (I’ve combined the main, recurring and the Alexandria Safe Zone, The Hilltop, The Sanctuary, The Kingdom and The Whisperers)
Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes
Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon
Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee
Danai Gurira as Michonne
Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier
Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler
Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter
Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa
Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes
Ross Marquand as Aaron
Katelyn Nacon as Enid
Tom Payne as Paul “Jesus” Rovia
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan
Xander Berkeley as Gregory
Khary Payton as Ezekiel
Pollyanna McIntosh as Jadis/Anne
Callan McAuliffe as Alden
Avi Nash as Siddiq
Samantha Morton as Alpha
Kenric Green as Scott
Mandi Christine Kerr as Barbara
Brett Butler as Tammy Rose
John Finn as Earl
Karen Ceesay as Bertie
James Chen as Kal
Peter Zimmerman as Eduardo
Anthony Lopez as Oscar
Gustavo Gomez as Marco
Traci Dinwiddie as Regina
Elizabeth Ludlow as Arat
Lindsley Register as Laura
Chloe Aktas as Tanya
Elyse Dufour as Frankie
Zach McGowan as Justin
Rhys Coiro as Jed
Cooper Andrews as Jerry
Kerry Cahill as Dianne
Macsen Lintz as Henry
Nadine Marissa as Nabila
Sydney Park as Cyndie
Nadia Hilker as Magna
Lauren Ridloff as Connie
Angel Theory as Kelly
Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko
Dan Fogler as Luke
Ryan Hurst as Beta
Cassady McClincy as Lydia
Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m still following the show but haven’t read the comics in quite some time. I still need to pick up copies of the second and third compendium edition so if you have these and feel like gifting them to me I will not say no LOL. Anyway, so nine seasons of “The Walking Dead”, wow isn’t that something. Part of me wonders how it will do without those main cast members and we’ve already lost Carl which veered off course from the original source material I am told. Having not been that far into the original mythology I am in the unaware. So that being said, I will be tuning in, or at least have the DVR prepped to record it. In the event you aren’t going to be home and absolutely love the show, then you will need to stay off of your social networking because the spoiler folks have gotten ridiculous. It seems that they no longer wait for the show to end to line out their distaste for this or that but now its almost as soon as it happens which I feel is a bit of a dick move. Perhaps I will have some fun this season and post status updates like “Oh no, you killed Rick already” or the same for Maggie, Abraham or Glenn. Just kidding and those last two were a test as their already long gone in terms of the series. What do you think? Are you excited for this season or think that the show has finally run its course. Over the summer I decided to pick up with “Fear The Walking Dead” once more and I am about 10 episodes behind in the story but think it had gotten a lot better than I ever expected it would. Alright – you readers take care now and stay tuned for the barrage of NY Comic Con stuff.

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