The return of The Walking Dead” Season 8 to the small screen might be a little late as there will be a big possibility of a Writers Guild of America strike. However, people behind the show promised to continue developing the new chapter’s story.

Two new characters

In fact, the horror television drama series just had two new characters coming next season. Dillon and Abbud will be joining Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the show’s entire group, although it has yet to be revealed which side they are going to take.

According to TVLine, Dillon is a young, sexy, and blue-collar adult who is a little sarcastic.

Abbud, on the other hand, is a naturally likable Muslim American who is quite jangled for being on his own for too long in the post-apocalyptic world. It’s not yet known how long the two new characters will last, although the casting notice noted that they might also come in the show’s succeeding seasons.

A fix to the problem

Moreover, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the show’s showrunner Scott M. Gimple promised that “The Walking Dead” Season 8 will be fixing its major story-telling problem. He admitted that their storyline turned into one intense conflict. Thus they are going to break it away in the next chapter. “It’s going to affect the structure in ways that make it a bit more kinetic, somewhat more breakneck,” he said.

Instead of just featuring an entire story in one episode, they are going to split the narrative into several chapters until the tale comes together. Hence, they are now going to move and avoid telling a character’s account in one single episode.

Cast teases upcoming new installment

Moreover, the coming “The Walking Dead” Season 8 is much more thrilling with the collaboration of Alexandria, the Hilltop, and the Kingdom to fight the evil villain Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).

Although nothing much is known about the next chapter, Lincoln teased that he is more than excited to return this season.

Meanwhile, Chandler Riggs, who plays the role of Carl, also has something to say in the upcoming eighth chapter. The 17-year-old star revealed that he already read the script of the show’s premiere episode and teased his followers on his Twitter account.

He first said that the upcoming debut episode is “so good,” although he still wanted the feeling of waiting for the show’s new script after the season finale. “Mainly bc [sic] I get to speculate with fans on what will happen without any bias,” he explained.