'The Walking Dead' Season 7 SPOILERS: Rick Vs Negan Could Sideline Zombie Apocalypse Storyline?

By Belle Smith , Updated Jun 11, 2016 01:00 PM EDT

"The Walking Dead" Season 7 will undoubtedly see a major fight between Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). But will the AMC show focus on the humans and leave the zombies in the back of the storyline?

"The Walking Dead" executive producer Greg Nicotero wants fans to know that the undead will still play a major part in the seventh season. "It's always about keeping the walkers present," he told IGN.

Nicotero explained that Negan's role in "The Walking Dead" Season 7 will still not mean lesser zombies. In contrast, the walkers are now more central to the show.

Greg Nicotero continued by stating that "The Walking Dead" Season 7 will be all about the conflict "of the good guys and the bad guys."

The executive producer suggested that Rick Grimes and the residents of Alexandria will go up against Negan and the Saviors. Nevertheless, the zombies will still remain "relevant in the show."

But what happens if an episode focuses too much on Rick Vs Negan? Greg Nicotero stated a lack of zombies will call for gags. The "TWD" EP teased that "there'll be some awesome gags in it that you'll just be blown away by" in "The Walking Dead" Season 7.

Greg Nicotero even admitted that he is already looking forward to filming new gags for the series soon.

"The Walking Dead" Season 7 has a lot to live up to after the massive number of zombies in the past season. "The Walking Dead" Season 6 premiered with thousands of walkers that needed to be led away from Alexandria.

"The Walking Dead" Season 6 also teased the deaths of Glenn Rhee and Daryl Dixon, although both characters survived. But will they survive past the premiere of "The Walking Dead" Season 7?

"The Walking Dead" Season 7 is expected to air on AMC on October 9.

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