Fans of “The Walking Dead” know it is never too early to start thinking and talking about the upcoming season. Even though the premiere of Season 8 is still months away, fans are wanting to what to expect when AMC's hit show starts again. Seeing shooting for the upcoming season has just started, but there are still a lot of tidbits about it being leaked.

The 100th episode

The first episode of Season 8 is also the 100th episode. Most milestone episodes are known for being extra special. This is expected to be correct about next season's premiere episode. Chandler Riggs, who portrays Carl Grimes, took to Twitter. He explained he had read the episode and said: “[O]ooo man, it is good."

Scott Gimple explained the first episode of the new season is going to set up the next 100 episodes.

From his statements, fans of “The Walking Dead” can believe this episode will propel the series into the future. It doesn't sound like there will be any looking back on the past.

Andrew Lincoln told TalkingWithComics.com there would be a “full-scale” war starting with the 100th episode. He went on to say Scott Gimple had been planning this episode for four years. Fans can expect it will be some special.

There also promotions for three of the cast members. Steven Ogg, who portrays Simon, Katelyn Nacon (Enid) and Pollyanna McIntosh, who plays Jadis, will be listed as regulars on “The Walking Dead.” More than likely, this means those characters will be getting more screen time and will have more pivotal roles in the series.

Speed is crucial in Season 8

Scott Gimple is warning the fans of “The Walking Dead” that Season 8 will be fast paced than the previous seasons.

The acceleration is due to what the survivors will be facing in the new season. As usual, Scott Gimple was close-mouthed about the specifics of what they will be facing.

Negan's history could be revealed

Scott Gimple hinted that Negan's backstory could be revealed in Season 8. Fans of “The Walking Dead” are more than curious as to why Negan is the way he is. Season 8 just might reveal what turned him into such a horrific monster. Everyone appears to want to know how such a handsome man could do the things Negan does.

What do you think? Are you on the edge of your seat for Season 8 of “The Walking Dead?” Will the premiere episode of the next season live up to the all of the hype? Are you prepared for the fast-pace of the upcoming season? Why do think Negan is the way he is? Tell us what you think in the comments section below!