Fans are quite excited for the premiere of their favorite zombie epic soap, The Walking Dead” season 8. The new season will premiere on Oct. 22nd, 2017, in the US. The season will comprise of 16 episodes. The premiere episode will also mark the show’s 100th episode. As the show is heading into the eighth season, fans already have a lot of questions in their mind about the show’s upcoming storyline and characters.

The latest “The Walking Dead” season 8 spoilers suggest that the upcoming season will be completely unpredictable. There will be a lot of action throughout the new season of the long-running series.

The zombie thriller is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which undead creatures roam everywhere looking for flesh.

AMC has already rolled out a few promos and trailers for “The Walking Dead” season eight. These trailers game fans some idea of what they can expect from the upcoming series. You can check out some of the trailers below.

Rick-Negan war to come to an end in season 8

According to the plot synopsis released by AMC, Rick will bring “All Out War” to Negan and his forces in the upcoming episodes. Showrunner Scott M. Gimple has confirmed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the war between Rick and Negan will absolutely be resolved by the end of season 8. This means fans should get ready to witness a lot of action, explosions, intense fight sequences and massive deaths.

In fact, Seth Gilliam, who portrays the character of Father Gabriel Stokes in the show, told EW that there will be 10 explosions an episode. He added that fans should expect some serious action coming their way that has never been seen on television ever.

The mystery behind the Old Man Rick

Notably, one of “The Walking Dead” season 8 trailers showcased an older Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) with a bedside cane.

Discussing the "Old Man Rick" appearance in the trailer, Gimple said that the reason behind it will be revealed in the later part of the season. He stated that it's something that's going to play out. Executive producer Greg Nicotero also confirmed to EW that "Old Man Rick" will not be a one-time thing.

Season 8 cast

The upcoming “The Walking Dead” season 8 will have 18 regular cast members on board including Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Norman Reedus as Daryl, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan, Lauren Cohan as Maggie, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Chandler Riggs as Carl, Melissa McBride as Carol, Alanna Masterson as Tara, Lennie James as Morgan, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Austin Amelio as Dwight, Tom Payne as Jesus, Xander Berkeley as Gregory, Steven Ogg as Simon, Katelyn Nacon as Enid, and Pollyanna McIntosh as Jadis.