Who Will Be the New King in The Walking Dead Season 7?

When AMC released the new season 7 trailer for The Walking Dead at Comic-Con last week it raised a lot of questions as to who will be the top dog in season 7? We haven’t had a GREAT villain since The Governor left us in Season 3 but the upcoming season will have no shortage of protagonist. Let’s break down who might be the new king of the hill this Fall.


Rick arguably has everything to lose. He had led his group for many miles through thick and thin and it’s now or never if his group is going to survive. We last left Rick on his knees along with the rest of the gang begging for their life and pleading Negan for mercy. One thing is certain, whoever makes it out alive will have one thing on their mind, vengeance. Rick is the man to lead them back to the top. Biting necks and taking names. This lion will do anything to protect his cub, Carl and Judith.


Season 6 was all about the build up to Negan. When he finally made it on screen he certainly did not disappoint. Playing a sick and twisted game of “ini miney miney mo” with the lives of Rick’s group during the season finale – we hear him say “I’m gonna beat the holy hell outta one of you…” in the season 7 Comic-Con trailer. He’s ruthless, intelligent and has his own pack of fearless followers. Making a strong candidate to become King of Season 7.


“I am King Ezekiel…Welcome to the Kingdom.” While this is our first look Ezekiel they tell us a lot about him simply by giving us a fly over shot of “The Kingdom” which looks like a thriving environment similar to The Hilltop. He rules over the two men on horseback currently helping Morgan and Carol. We also know he was a zookeeper before the world went to shit. Which explains the tiger in the trailer.

The Kingdom is a community of survivors in Washington DC. They are enemies of The Saviors and it would appears The Kingdom will team up with Rick to try and stop Negan and The Saviors.


While I don’t think he will be top dog, I do think he will play a significant part helping Rick’s group this season. His body a lethal weapon, combine that with his intelligence and he becomes a crucial ally for Rick’s group. Although he technically calls The Hilltop home.


The new trailer shows walls of chained up walkers and stone barricades surrounding the compound where The Saviors call home. They are in cahoots with Negan and have already proven they cannot be trusted. While I don’t think they will have a position of power, they are definitely going to shed some blood along the way to help out their buddy Negan.

Check out the trailer for yourself below and let us know your predictions in the comment section. The Walking Dead returns this October on AMC.

Jeffery Dean Morgan makes a grand entrance with Lucille at The Walking Dead Comic Con panel. Watch the highlights that includes; Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert & Greg Nicotero.