It’s been a long hard road for fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Most of the original cast is gone, with only the strongest left to fight yet another battle for in a world lost to the zombie apocalypse.
The season 8 premiere will mark the 100th episode we’ve spent with Rick and the gang, killing zombies and terrible humans, and the remaining survivors, including Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, all posted a message of thanks on Facebook to fans who have gone the distance with the show.
TWD celebrates its 100th episode on October 22nd and to kick things off here is a message from the cast. #TWD
Posted by The Walking Dead on Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The often slow paced, character driven series has had its fair share of action, but season 8 is shaping up to be the most explosive season yet.
“It’s massively heavy on the action,” The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I really wanted to push into different ways than we’ve done things in a long time, just by virtue of we’re a show going into its eighth year and I really don’t want to do what we’ve done before, even if we’ve done it really well.”
The gang has seen some major battles. The governor took the prison with a tank, they watched Terminus fall, and now they will join together with at least two other survivor camps to take out the most powerful villain they have faced. It’s likely that the new season will start off with action straight away and in the video, Lincoln promises that “100’s gonna be big.” The latest trailer, released during this year’s San Diego Comic Con International finished off with what fans believe to be a time jump that occurs in the comics, with old Rick waking up in what looks to be an infirmary bed. If this is the case the season could take place in both the present and the future.
Last season we saw at least two episodes that were still looking back in time to tell the stories of each survivor, and now it may be time for us to stop looking back and start moving into the future.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly