The Walking Dead Season 8

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You know, Maggie may never look pregnant for even a day on "The Walking Dead."

TWD Season 9 premieres this October, and we've been told a time jump is coming. That's in keeping with Robert Kirkman's comic book, which had a significant time jump -- about two years -- right after the All Out War storyline.

AMC just shared key art for Season 9, ahead of the San Diego Comic-Con panel. It's always interesting to see who and what they focus on in these posters.

The Walking Dead Season 9 key art

AMC



This time, we clearly see Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) with a new look -- a buzz cut vs. his long hair in the Season 8 finale. Michonne and Carol are also featured on one side of Rick, with Daryl and a longer-haired Maggie on the other. Those "sides" are probably not coincidental.

We also see a new setting for TWD -- Washington, D.C. We've been spending a lot of time in Alexandria, Virginia, and the outskirts of the capital, but now it looks like we're finally going to spend time around the Capitol. Maybe we'll also see how the White House fared in the zombie apocalypse. Based on this glimpse, the city didn't fare well.

Also, don't miss that helicopter shot. We may finally get some answers on that thing -- but probably not before they tease it out a few more times. You know this show.

AMC also shared the panel lineups for "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" at Comic-Con. Here's the TWD panel:
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, along with executive producers Angela Kang, Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, and Greg Nicotero. The panel will be moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown.

Comic-Con should give fans the big official Season 9 trailer, and an official premiere date in October.

You've probably heard that both Lauren Cohan (Maggie) and Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) are leaving early on in Season 9. Neither star has confirmed that themselves, so it will be interesting to hear how they handle the very public news swirling around them.

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