The Walking Dead opening credits have been given a makeover! Don’t worry, the theme song is the same, but the imagery has been completely overhauled. Some of the same objects remain, but the images have been artfully re-shot and edited into quite the masterpiece of an opening sequence.
Angela Kang praised the sequence in a statement from AMC Wednesday:
“The opening credit sequence is indicative of the new look and feel to the world this season and we wanted to give a nod to the show’s graphic novel origins. As we jump into a new chapter of the story, we wanted to present something fun and fresh for our viewers to reflect the changing landscape, where nature will be playing a bigger role. While our survivors work to rebuild and adjust to the crumbling infrastructure, the threat of the dead is constantly looming. And true to the spirit of our show, there are Easter Eggs for the fans to find if they’re looking close!”
Season 9 is definitely an evolved version of the show we know and love,and the opener only solidifies that. It fits so well with where the show is at. It’s thought provoking again. I think that’s one of the main things about this opener. It makes you look and sort of turn your head to the side to see what’s familiar and what else is going on. It’s also exciting, and what would The Walking Dead be without excitement?
As the shots twist and turn into the apocalyptic world we know, we can spot Lucille, Rick Grimes on horseback, Daryl’s bike and more creepy shots.
Season 9 opens up about 18 months after the conclusion of the All Out War. They are rebuilding and maintaining the peace they fought so hard for. It’s old school and political, and they are building a new world.
What do you think of the new credits?
Season nine is brought to us by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth and premieres this Sunday, October 7th, on AMC!
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