The Walking Dead Season 9 Will Jump Forward in Time

The Walking Dead showrunner confirms time jump for season 9

Fans of The Walking Dead comic series know that after the groups war with Negan there is a two year time jump in the storyline. So with last season’s finale, fans of the long running AMC series also have speculated that season 9 of The Walking Dead will also jump forward in time. Now brand new showrunner, Angela Kang, has confirmed the time jump with Insider.

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We’re working on a season that has a really fresh look and feel,” Kang says. “We’re playing with time in this season, so we get to kind of jump forward in the story.”

Kang also spoke about how the show is going to focus more on the core character relationships in the upcoming season, adding that season 9 will also present some intriguing story ideas for the women of the series. Not addressed however were the reports that Andrew Lincoln will be exiting the series, which is said to happen within the first six episodes of the new season.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.

The series stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Xander Berkeley, Khary Payton, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.