As AMC’s The Walking Dead continues to shamble along, unstoppable and forever hungry for me (feel free to take that to mean whatever you wish,) we do know that the season finale left fans waiting. Waiting to see how this ‘bigger world’ that Jesus (the character in the show that is,) would unfold. And now, months after the end of season 7, we get a taste of things to come.
Fresh from San Diego Comic-Con, here is the official The Walking Dead season 8 trailer:
The panel also included a touching tribute, a moment of silence for stuntman John Bernecker who died after an accident on July 12th on set. Bernecker’s death saw an immediate halt to production on Walking Dead until July 17th.
When The Walking Dead returns in October, “Episode 801, the first episode of Season 8, is going to be the 100th episode,” Gimple said. “The first episode is, I think less about that we reached 100 episodes. It’s more about setting up the next 100.” When asked about the pace of the next season, due to fans feeling that season seven was a bit slow, the showrunner described the upcoming season as ‘breakneck‘ adding “The turn of the story is really going to dictate the structure of the story and the speed of the story, the things that they are getting into demand a more kinetic narrative. The pace is accelerated by virtue of the things that they’re up to. Though I don’t want to say exactly, anybody who watches the show can extrapolate that they’re now into public conflict with the Saviors; the battle lines are drawn. There isn’t quite as much time to dig into anything but prosecuting the war.”
So get your ‘s#!t’n pants’ ready, The Walking Dead season 8 will premiere on October 22nd on AMC.