In October 2010, viewers were introduced to a post-apocalyptic setting where we saw a well groomed Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, strolling around the rural part of Georgia. Seven years later, fans of "The Walking Dead" have already witnessed countless deaths of zombies and the departure of our favorite characters.

'TWD' dedicates video message to fans ahead season premiere

But the acclaimed AMC series has promised to bring more of these when they return for their eighth season in October. The show will also reach another milestone as the opening episode of "The Walking Dead" season 8 will mark their 100th broadcast.

Hence, Rick Grimes and Co. dedicated a video message to thank their fans for their love and support for the past seven seasons. Norman Reedus, who has brought Daryl Dixon to life, opened the video to express his gratitude to their "cool fans" and credited them for the success of the show.

"We'll keep trying to make a cool show for you, guys, out here under the heat and it's crazy hot. Anyway, we love you," he said, while his co-actor, Melissa MacBride, was goofing around behind him.

Andrew Lincoln also thanked "The Walking Dead" fans for helping them reach their 100th episode. "I'd like to thank you all for being a part of this journey with me and my fellow survivors," he said. "This has been beyond anyone's wildest dreams."

Chandler Riggs recalled that he was only 10 years old when he started playing the character of Carl Grimes, while Melissa MacBride said that the fans have always been their reason for doing "The Walking Dead" after seeing their dedication and support for the show.

Danai Gurira, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, and more also commended their "incredible fans" for making the AMC series a success.

"The the fans of "The Walking Dead," thank you so much for your support over these 100 episodes," Melissa MacBride said. Norman Reedus added, "Thank you all for going on this journey with us and [for] making us work really hard to make a really cool show."

'TWD' to return with fast-paced season

"The Walking Dead" finally released the season 8 trailer, where we saw an elderly Rick Grimes lying on what seems to be a hospital bed.

Robert Kirkman assured fans will have the answer to this mysterious time jump after watching the season premiere on October 22.

He also hinted at the possibility of an all-out-war between Rick Grimes and Negan in "The Walking Dead" season 8. "We're trying to do a more fast-paced, action-packed season really focusing on momentum," Robert Kirkman explained.