An official release date for The Walking Dead Season 8 hasn’t been set, but it’s expected to debut in late 2017.
This may not exactly be surprising news to anyone, but AMC has gone ahead and ordered The Walking Dead Season 8 just a week before Season 7 starts. The news came at the start of a two-hour retrospective, The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far, that aired tonight.
More Details on The Walking Dead Season 8
The 8th season will have 16 episodes, the first of which will mark the 100th episode of the series overall. The 8th season will arrive sometime in late 2017, and though there’s no official date yet, most people are expecting an October premiere date. In a statement, AMC President and General Manager said “What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring The Walking Dead to the fans. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us.”
What About Talking Dead?
Good news too for fans of Chris Hardwick’s aftershow, Talking Dead. AMC announced that they will also be bringing it back.
Season 7: We’ll Finally Know Who Negan Killed
(Spoilers, if you haven’t been keeping up.) The seas opener for Season 7, airing on October 23rd, will finally answer the long teased, hotly debated question of just who Negan killed. Glen, Maggie and Abraham seem to be the most candidates most often selected, due to both how things have played out in the comics and certain real-life casting and scheduling decisions. One thing we do know for sure is that It’s not going to Rick, thanks to a recent teaser for the season opener, “Right Hand Man.”
However with that title, and how the clip plays out, most fans are guessing that Rick will be losing his right hand, which happened in the comics, though it was at the hands of the Governor.
So, hope you’re all excited for more zombies, because The Walking Dead Season 8 is on the way, and likely not the the last.
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