‘The Walking Dead’ midseason 9 trailer teases the return of Negan

The story of everyone’s favorite bat-wielding Savior appears to be getting another chapter, judging by the latest midseason trailer for The Walking Dead.

Negan, the charismatic and brutal antagonist of the last few seasons of AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead, makes a brief cameo in the network’s preview of the second half of season 9, suggesting that his imprisonment could be over. Of course, his freedom could be short-lived, given the threat posed by a new kind of zombie and the human killers who walk with them, known as The Whisperers.

Portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Negan presented former sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of the series’ veteran characters with one of their most dangerous foes, and the conflict between Rick’s allies and Negan’s army not only brought many featured characters’ stories to an end, but also spanned multiple seasons of the show. Negan was last seen imprisoned in a jail cell, with little hope of freedom, let alone regaining any of the power he once wielded.

That appears to be changing, however, as the closing scene of AMC’s midseason trailer reveals a very free Negan, whistling a tune and declaring that he’s in “home sweet home.”

The departure of original series star Lincoln in the most recent midseason finale leaves The Walking Dead with a very different cast as it prepares to return for the rest of its ninth season. (Lincoln will return in at least one upcoming movie based on the series.)

The current, core cast of the series includes Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Xander Berkeley, Khary Payton, and the aforementioned Morgan.

Newcomers to the series this season include Sons of Anarchy actor Ryan Hurst as Beta, and Samantha Morton as Alpha, two members of The Whisperers. Two more characters making the leap from The Walking Dead comic book series to the show include Lauren Ridloff as Connie, and Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko, from the comic series. Fantastic Beasts movie franchise actor Dan Fogler will play an undisclosed role in the series and is glimpsed in the trailer.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC for the second half of season 9 in February.

Movies & TV

CBS recruits Michelle Yeoh for ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ spinoff

Yet another Star Trek show is on the way. CBS confirms that Michelle Yeoh will return to play her Star Trek: Discovery character, Philippa Georgiou, in a spinoff centered on Starfleet's clandestine Section 31.
Movies & TV

Here's everything we know about 'John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum'

John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum, the third installment of the wildly successful action series that stars Keanu Reeves as a deadly assassin forced out of retirement, hits theaters in May 2019. Here's everything we know about it so far.
Movies & TV

New trailer for 'The Punisher' season 2 teases a bloody showdown

The Punisher is getting a second season on Netflix, with Jon Bernthal returning to play Marvel Comics' gun-toting antihero Frank Castle. Here's everything we know about season 2 of The Punisher so far.
Movies & TV

From premiere date to footage: Here's all we have on 'Game of Thrones' season 8

With the eighth and final season looming, Game of Thrones fever has officially become a pandemic. Our list of all the relevant news and rumors will help make the wait more bearable, if you don't mind spoilers.
Gaming

Break out the Wii: ‘Just Dance’ movie reportedly in the works

Sony's Screen Gems has reportedly acquired the film rights to the Just Dance video game series from Ubisoft, which previously helped bring the game Assassin's Creed to the big screen in 2016.
Movies & TV

Apple’s first original feature film reunites Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola

The Lost in Translation team of Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray will reunite with their A Very Murray Christmas collaborator Rashida Jones for On the Rocks, Apple and studio A24's first official feature together.
Movies & TV

You can get a screaming deal on LG OLED TVs just in time for the Super Bowl

LG is offering steep discounts on its critically acclaimed OLED TV models just in time for the Super Bowl, letting discerning viewers watch their favorite athletes with higher picture quality than ever.
Movies & TV

Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel already has a creepy teaser trailer

Jason Reitman, son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, has secretly co-written a follow-up to the 1984 supernatural comedy. Filming begins this summer, but it's not clear if the original Ghostbusters will reprise their roles.
Movies & TV

Netflix recruits Steve Carell for the Trump-inspired comedy ‘Space Force’

Steve Carell, Netflix, and The Office showrunner Greg Daniels are teaming up for Space Force, a workplace comedy poking fun at the Trump White House's plans to establish a sixth branch of the U.S. military.
Home Theater

Cutting the cord? Let us help you find the best service for live TV streaming

There's a long list of live TV streaming services available to help you cut the cord and replace your traditional TV subscription. Each is different in important ways, and this guide will help you find the best one for you.
Movies & TV

The ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ trailer has finally arrived

Lionsgate has released the first, full-length trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, the third installment of the action franchise that casts Keanu Reeves as the world's greatest assassin.
Home Theater

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video (February 2019)

Amazon Prime Video adds new titles each month that are available for free to all Prime members. Check out our list to find all the content hitting Amazon Prime Video in January and February, from new original series to classic films.
Gaming

For Netflix, ‘Fortnite’ on YouTube is a bigger threat than HBO

In a letter to shareholders, Netflix explained that it views the video game Fortnite as bigger competition than HBO, with YouTube videos of the game drawing viewers away from the streaming platform.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.