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Watch the Opening Minutes of ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 9 Premiere

Next weekend, The Walking Dead returns for what’s sure to be an emotionally-charged and action-packed season.

One week ahead of the start of the season, AMC treated fans to a first look at the premiere episode titled A New Beginning. The below video displays the first five minutes of the premiere episode which establishes a new world for our survivors. Right off the bat, the episode pulls at your heartstrings with an adorable scene between Michonne (Danai Gurira), Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and baby Judith, who is not such a baby anymore. We see that time has passed, civilization is being rebuilt, and life is carrying on after the events of last seasons all-out war.

Check out the first five minutes of the season nine premiere below.

The ninth season will kick off with a time jump for our characters. The timeline will move a year and a half forward, after the end of all-out-war. While the communities are focusing on rebuilding and moving forward, new dangers threaten their newly reestablished way of life. Check out the detailed season synopsis below.

[row]“Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group. Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick’s steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors.

As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.”[/row]

The Walking Dead returns for its ninth season next Sunday, October 7th at 9 PM EST! Are you excited about this upcoming season? What do you think about the first five minutes of the premiere episode? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.