It will be a "new world" with "new rules" when The Walking Dead returns for its ninth season on AMC this October. Following the release of the ninth season's Comic-Con trailer back in July, AMC has now unveiled 12 new photos that offer a deeper look into season 9's time jump.

Featuring all-new characters, a jump forward in time, and an imprisoned Negan—all key elements of Robert Kirkman's "A New Beginning" story arc from the comic book series—the ninth season of The Walking Dead premieres on Sunday, October 7th on AMC.

As previously reported, this will be Andrew Lincoln's final season playing Rick on The Walking Dead. Here's what he had to say during the show's Hall H panel (via The Walking Dead Twitter account):

“This will be my last season playing the part of Rick Grimes. I love this show. It means everything to me. I love the people who make this show. I’m particularly fond of the people who watch this show.”

Check out the new season 9 photos below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on the ninth season of The Walking Dead.

"Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” reigns the number one drama on television among adults 18-49 for the last six seasons. The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth."

Photos by Jackson Lee Davis/AMC:

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