The Walking Dead: Season 9 (2018 - 2019)


Season 9
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Nine seasons in, The Walking Dead feels more alive than ever, with heightened tension and a refreshed pace that rejuvenates this long-running franchise.



Critic Ratings: 20


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User Ratings: 1583
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Last season brought the culmination of "All Out War," which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan's life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group. Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick's steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors. As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.

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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead Season 9

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

It isn't a perfect first half, but it takes the unexpected departure of its star and runs, doesn't walk, towards revitilization.

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Kang is loading the show with quality character, relationships, and mystery (including that helicopter everyone wants to know about) right off the bat.

Nov 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The series finds its pulse again. [Full Review in Spanish]

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

As this season started, The Walking Dead looked scarily like a dead man walking.

Apr 4, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

There is still quite a lot of trouble with getting the story to progress forward and an equal amount in trying to develop the characters to the point of actually caring about what happens to them.

Apr 2, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Showrunner Angela Kang had already done the impossible in resuscitating this season to heights of TWD's glory days while navigating the loss of the series' main character.

Mar 24, 2019 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

This pilot is an optimistic indicator that 'The Walking Dead' can flourish within the shaky lands of the apocalypse. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 9, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead has turned loss on many levels into a reset and become more insightful than it has been in a long time. That might not be what you expect for Survivors of the end times, but it is something well worth watching.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Rick's final episode was full of great acting by Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. I will never look at Negan the same again. The writers are so much better this season.

Nov 7, 2018 | Rating: 92 | Full Review…

"The Walking Dead" season 9 gets off to a good start, but the real test will be whether or not AMC can keep the show chugging after its main star leaves the series.

Oct 29, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The new season gives off a distinctly Western vibe, with horse-drawn museum artifacts helping our heroes rebuild a civilization, and an incident of rough frontier justice.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

As shakily as some of these new conflicts and plotlines have been established, I am, for the first time in several seasons, curious to see how things turn out on The Walking Dead.

Oct 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 9

  • Nov 26, 2019
    A return the roots. This season uses the environment as well as any thus far. The horror elements are more meaningful and the character drama is fresh as ever. Props to Angela Kang for delivering one of the best seasons of this aging show.
  • Nov 19, 2019
    After years not enjoying this show, this season arrives and leaves me completely hooked. Great rhythm, creepy villain. IMO the best season since season 3.
  • Nov 15, 2019
    With great characters development, a well written story and gripping plot, The Walking Dead: Season 9 came to prove The Walking Dead is better than ever, showing that with a great director (Angela Kang) it is possible to have an entire season without fillers, but with thrilling gory episodes and unexpected twists that will touch its fans. A true proof of a good show is when it doesn't end with a cliffhanger and you still want to watch the next season and that was what happened here.
  • Nov 01, 2019
    Still creepy AF, and probably my favorite political drama on TV.
  • Oct 30, 2019
    Surprisingly more engaging than it has been in awhile. With a dangerous new threat and plenty of sad losses.
  • Oct 27, 2019
    Absolutely LOVE this show!!! Season 9 revived this show for me, so it has a special place in my heart. Amazing story telling throughout all of season 9. The Walking Dead had been missing this trait in it's previous installments of season 7 , and season 8. The critic response of The Walking Dead being more alive than ever before is as true as it can get!!! I thought the show was dead forever after season 8. What Angela Kang has accomplished is remarkable! Some of the greatest mystery, nostalgia , touching moments , violence , fear, and character moments of any season of any show I've seen!!
  • Oct 26, 2019
    It's no surprise to any fan that the franchise has had its fair share of writing inconsistencies, under-developed characters and promises of large shootouts and skirmishes with very little pay off. Season 9 makes an impressive comeback in more ways than one: new factions, a new life for survivors and, of course, a hidden enemy, the Whisperers. While some old habits are still present in the show, this new season feels refreshing, intense and it personally gave me a feeling that I haven't felt since the first two seasons aired. Definitely the best season in a long while, even if it's the last we see of Rick Grimes.
  • Oct 24, 2019
    The best season so far
  • Oct 19, 2019
    Wonderful, well-written season! Love it!
  • Oct 19, 2019
    New showrunner, new rules? I'm loving it! This is one of the best seasons! Season 9 is truly a winner! Episode 5 is a real game-changer and I like how brave Angela Kang was to pull this off. There are time-jumps in this season that were much needed... Wow!

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