With The Walking Dead set to hit its 100th episode with its season 8 premiere, a featurette has arrived online which sees members of the cast discuss being part of AMC’s hit zombie drama series; take a look here…
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Meanwhile, speaking to Entertainment Weekly, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has discussed the final shot of the Comic-Con trailer where we saw an older Rick in bed, revealing that we’ll get an explanation in the season eight premiere:
“Was it the time jump?” teases Kirkman. “I don’t know, maybe it was Rick waking up from his coma. Wouldn’t that be weird? That is an intriguing tidbit that we did throw out there on purpose, and we’re hoping that people continue to question how it is that fits into the story line and what it is. Comic book fans know where a scene that kind of looked like that would fall, but it also doesn’t seem like we would be getting to that just yet if you were a comic book fan, so there’s a mystery to that… I’m pretty sure you’ll learn in the first episode what that means.”
Kirkman also teased what we can expect this season, adding that: “We all know it’s the All Out War storyline, so season 8 we’re trying to do a more fast-paced season, a more action-packed season, really focusing on momentum and we feel like, over the first seven seasons, we’ve set all the characters into place. Now it’s time to break them, to a certain extent. We’ve got all these different factions, all these different locations, we’ve got the Hilltop, we’ve got the Sanctuary, and I think [we’re] getting all these people together and continuing to expand the scale in a cool way, but really using all these pieces to their fullest. We’ve spent a lot of time setting these characters up, and now we’re going to bash them against each other and see what happens. One of the things that really keeps The Walking Dead going is that every season feels like a different show. As we start to show more promotional material, and as you guys get to see episodes, you’ll see this is another continuation of that, this is a very fresh take on the world of The Walking Dead, and we’re going to be breaking a lot of new ground this season.
The Walking Dead season 8 is set to premiere on October 22nd and stars returning cast members Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Lennie James (Morgan Jones), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Alanna Masterson (Tara Chambler), Josh McDermitt (Eugene Porter), Christian Serratos (Rosita Espinosa), Seth Gilliam (Gabriel Stokes), Ross Marquand (Aaron), Katelyn Nacon (Enid), Austin Amelio (Dwight), Tom Payne (Paul ‘Jesus’ Rovia), Xander Berkeley (Gregory), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan), Khary Payton (Ezekiel), and Pollyanna McIntosh (Jadis).