The Walking Dead season 10 trailer reveals Negan is officially a good guy

Jacob Stolworthy

A new promo for The Walking Dead season 10 has been released by AMC and it establishes a former villain as one of the heroes.

Cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride and Danai Gurira will return for the new season that’ll see the main characters battle Alpha (Samantha Morton) and her villainous group of Whisperers.

Helping Daryl, Carol and Michonne in this fight will be Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), the bad guy who – three seasons ago – killed their friends Glenn and Abraham.

The season’s full trailer was released at Comic-Con last month, where Black Panther star Gurira announced she would be hanging up her character's sword.

“I can confirm that this is the last season I will be on this amazing TV show as Michonne,” she said, receiving a standing ovation.

She continued: “I would just like to say that this has been one of the purest joys of my life to play this role and to be amongst these people and those who are not here right now and amongst all of you. I’m very thankful for the experience I’ve had in ways I can’t state right now. My heart does not leave in any way, shape or form. The connection between us never ends.”

This will be the first full season without former lead star Andrew Lincoln, whose character Rick Grimes will return in a Walking Dead film that’ll be released in cinemas.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC in the US on 6 October and will air the following evening in the UK on FOX and NOW TV.