Rick meets King Ezekiel in first look at The Walking Dead's midseason return

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May 4, 2017, 4:14 PM EDT (Updated)

We still have a couple of months to wait until The Walking Dead returns, but now AMC has dropped a new teaser showing where the season will be heading in 2017.

The new trailer shows off some snippets that seem to be setting up the “March to War” arc from the comics, and we get a look at Rick’s first meeting with King Ezekiel. The first half of the season felt a bit like disparate threads just waiting to connect, and the back half of Season 7 finally looks to pay them off. We see Rick working to bring together the factions from Alexandria, The Hilltop and The Kingdom — and it ends with the money shot of Rick and Ezekiel as Rick makes the hard pitch for an alliance.

The midseason premiere of The Walking Dead is set for Sunday, Feb. 12.

Check out the preview below and let us know what you think: