The Walking Dead season 7 gets a premiere date and an official image for Ezekiel

It's all happening at San Diego Comic Con! Not only have we had the first chilling trailer for The Walking Dead season 7, but we now know exactly when we'll find out who Negan beat to death with Lucille. 

The Walking Dead announced during its Comic Con panel that the first episode of season 7 will air on *drum roll* October 23, 2016; with UK audiences seeing it 24 hours later as usual. Mark the date on your calendar!

Plus, we've also got an official first image for newcomer Ezekiel (that's the guy with the tiger in the trailer) - the leader of The Kingdom community which was introduced at the end of season 6. Check it out below:

The Walking Dead season 7 will premiere on AMC on October 23, 2016 in the US, and a day later on FOX UK in the UK. 

Images: AMC/FOX UK

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