Our First Look at The Walking Dead Season Eight

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The clock is ticking down to the premiere, and we have our first look at The Walking Dead season eight, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

Season seven ended with all the communities coming together to battle the villain Negan and his Saviors. It’s the biggest group of non-walkers we’ve probably ever seen on the show, and it promises to make season eight an all-out war. The first image released bears that out as well.

Image courtesy of Entertainment Weekly via AMC

We see Daryl on his bike with his trusty crossbow, handgun sitting ready on his hip. Carol is fully loaded as well, with body armor, a pistol in the front and a rifle across her back. In spite of their preparations, it looks like they managed to have a few moments to themselves.

After being apart for a season and a half, season seven saw two of our favorite characters reunited, and that seems to be the lead AMC is taking to bring us into the eight season.

The show’s Executive Producer Scott Gimple was very excited about all the characters uniting (and re-uniting where possible) at the end of season seven and where those interactions could go for season eight.

“The season finale last year, seeing all the characters together interacting as one, was thrilling. It was exciting to see all these configurations of characters we hadn’t seen before. Even Aaron merely giving Jerry an apple felt satisfying.”

Seeing Carol and Daryl, two of the shows original characters, reunited is really satisfying. Especially given their past and history together. It’s sure to make The Walking Dead season eight opener that much more powerful, exciting, and loaded with action and emotion. Considering they have to somehow match or top the brutal opening to season 7, they’ll need all the help they can get and these two fighting back to back again will go a long way to accomplishing that.

Season eight of The Walking Dead is set to premier on AMC on October 29th, 2017.

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  1. All these different characters from all these different communities, I hope they keep it easy to follow. Also for a show that still has 4 main characters still in it. And when I say main I mean since season 1 and has been in every season thus far to some degree. Going into this season I hope they at least paid a little attention to some of the gripes during the off season. For me personally it’s the ‘you really only have to watch 3 episodes out of the 16 to know what’s going on’ pitfall this show has come to find itself in over the last few years. That being the season opener, the mid-season finale, and the season finale. The whole ratings thing proved just how many ‘filler’ episodes are actually in an entire season. Another is when they do a 90 minute episode on a specific character, that is needless and stupid. So back to what I first said, with all the characters and communities there’s more than enough ‘story’ and possibilities to go around that there shouldn’t be any bullshit filler episodes at all. They’ve shaped this season up to POTENTIALLY be one of the best ones they’ve done yet considering the war that’s coming and again all the characters and stories that are attached to this season.

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