AMC confirmed The Walking DeadSeason 8 even before its seventh season concluded. The production company’s president, Charlie Collier confirmed in an official statement that they were partnering with Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple, and other members once again. He further revealed that he would find great joy in bringing the hit show back for its loyal fans.

List of the episodes

According to a report by Den of Geek, the official list of episodes from season 8 has also been published. The first episode is called, “Mercy,” and will primarily revolve around Rick and his group – Kingdom and Hilltop.

They are currently on their way towards fighting off conflict with Negan and Saviors. The second episode will be called, “The Damned,” and will involve input from three major groups – Alexanders, Kingdoms, and Hilltop. Their consistent struggle with Rick and his group will continue to persist. The third episode will be called, “Monsters.” This particular segment will focus on the consequences that take place as a result of the fight with the major groups.

Starting of the 'The Walking Dead' season 8

The first episode of “The Walking Dead” season 8 will premiere on October 22. According to the official synopsis, Rick Grimes is going to face their biggest challenge in the eighth season. They have invested faith in Alexandria and have thus, relaxed a bit.

It doesn’t turn out in their favor as they are faced with Negan and Saviors’ wrath. Negan are described as being the most dangerous group of them all. They cannot be reasoned with, therefore, Rick’s wish to sort out things the peaceful way has gone for a toss. He will have to prepare his group for yet another fight. They will have a power-struggle with Saviors as well.

According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, most of “The Walking Dead” seasons primarily focused on Rick. But this time around, more depth to other characters will be provided to the viewers. The list of characters includes Maggie and King Ezekiel. “The Walking Dead” season 7 was severely criticized by fans for being slow and boring.

Show-runner, Scott M. Gimple reacted to these criticisms by saying that it is an intense conflict that they are trying to show. Therefore, it requires to be distributed in bits and pieces and be explained accordingly. It might take a longer (or probably slower) time for them to do so. The trailer though, definitely looks exciting.