Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride
The seventh season of The Walking Dead, an American horror–drama television series on AMC, premiered on October 23, 2016, and will consist of 16 episodes that will be split into two eight-episode parts, with the second half debuting in February 2017. Developed for television by Frank Darabont, the series is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The executive producers are Kirkman, David Alpert, Scott M. Gimple, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse, and Gale Anne Hurd, with Gimple as showrunner for the fourth consecutive season. This season will introduce notable comic character Ezekiel and his pet tiger Shiva, as well as the locations The Kingdom and The Sanctuary.