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(SPOILERS) Season 7 Premiere Video — Has Rick Been Broken?

Has the group’s leader finally been crushed? The cast and creators dig into the joy that Negan gets from stripping people of their power.

“It was about demolishing a man. It was about smashing an archetype,” says Andrew Lincoln (Rick) about the shocking Season 7 Premiere. Or, as the episode’s director Greg Nicotero puts it: Rick is “reduced to complete and utter subservience.”

As for Negan? He “…loves breaking people. Especially someone with the kind of authority and leadership ability that Rick has,” says Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd.

Click here to get the inside scoop on the Season 7 Premiere, and learn why Jeffrey Dean Morgan says Negan is “thinking a couple steps ahead” with his extreme measures against Rick.

Watch the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead right now without login on amc.com, Apple TV, Roku, and AMC mobile apps.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.

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