AMC officially ordered an eighth season of its monster hit in October 2016, before the seventh season had even launched.
If you’re a fan of hit AMC show, you started thinking about The Walking Dead season 8 release date the second the season 7 finale ended. OK, maybe after you dealt with all the emotional fallout.
We all knew season 7 was going to be rough based on where the season 6 finale of the show left us, and The Walking Dead season 7 premiere sure did deliver, on the gore at least. Although readers of the graphic novels were one step ahead of the rest of the viewers of the post-apocalyptic show, the deaths of Glenn and Abraham were still a bold, brutal beginning to the most recent season. At the very least, habitual watchers of the walker-studded show had been emotionally prepared for the loss of Glenn with another season 6 episode that left everyone thinking the pure-hearted hero was collateral damage in Nicholas’ untimely suicide.
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The Walking Dead Season 8 Release Date
Key art from the upcoming eighth season confirms that the zombie drama will return for its 100th episode on Sunday, October 22 on AMC in the US, and on FOX in the UK on Monday, October 23 — so, just a little over three months to go now!
Season 8 can expected to air for eight weeks from October 2017, followed by a three-month hiatus, with the concluding eight episodes following in February 2018.
The Walking Dead Season 8 Spoilers
It took the majority of Season 7, but The Walking Dead finally reached one of the source material’s biggest arcs: the All Out War between Rick and Negan. Though the build-up was handled slightly differently for live-action, with Sasha’s big sacrifice flipping things around for the inciting factor, the story is still set for Season 8 to showcase the bulk of the big battles between The Saviors and all the other communities. We have tons of questions about what will happen when the show returns, but thankfully Scott Gimple and others have already offered up a couple of tidbits.
For one, executive producer and finale director Greg Nicotero says that Season 8’s storyline launches off from a big moment within Season 7’s capper: when Rick and Negan are staring each other down before Shiva arrived, in a way that was completely opposite from how they faced each other in the season premiere. Rick is no longer afraid of Negan and his evil ways, which is going to pay off in a big way next season. That plays into what Scott Gimple has stated about the way Season 8 will change things up completely from Season 7, with the impending war making episodes a lot “more kinetic and fast-moving.” Considering this past season lost quite a few fans over the more subdued standalone episodes, it’d be more surprising if Gimple wasn’t promising quicker and action-packed storylines.
Fans of The Walking Dead have been eagerly waiting for news of what’s to happen to Rick and the Alexandria community when season eight of the zombie drama returns to screens in October.
The Walking Dead Season 8 Trailer
The hit zombie thriller returns in the US on October 22 on AMC, and a day later in the UK on Fox.