AMC's "The Walking Dead" is arguably one of the best TV shows on right now. But as it begins its eighth season, many are wondering about the writer's decisions to let Negan live following that interesting scene on the balcony, where so many armed men gathered to listen to him and none volunteered to shoot him right there and then. Given that this is a TV show and all of its dramatics, it's easy to see why the writers decided to let him live for more episodes to come. But this odd decision did not go unnoticed among fans of the series. In fact, those who were watching "The Walking Dead" Season 8 took to Twitter to air their concerns about Negan surviving that crucial moment.

According to Digital Spy, some fans of the show were frustrated with Rick, who did not attempt to end Negan at the Sanctuary. After all, Rick already led a militia with people from Alexandria, Hilltop, and the Kingdom. But why did he hold back when he had a clear shot at murdering Negan once and for all?

Why Rick didn't attempt to kill Negan

The Hollywood Reporter spoke with showrunner Scott M. Gimple to talk about "The Walking Dead" season 8 premiere, which saw Rick hesitating to just take out Negan despite his clear shot. Instead, Gimple stressed that fans shouldn't overlook the fact that "Rick is offering surrender to everyone else" and that he truly wanted them to "be on his side." He explained that if Rick decided to shoot Negan at that very moment, it "would have been a shortcut to the war.

He was making a play to not be in full violence with these people because you see what happens after that." The showrunner also promised that there will be a "pretty heavy and intense" aftermath of that decision moving forward.

Scott M. Gimple promises 'incredibly propulsive' new season

According to executive producer Scott M. Gimple, "The Walking Dead" season 8 is shaping up to be a fast-paced season. He described the first four episodes to be the "most intense" and "physically the hardest" season they've ever done. He said that this new season is "incredibly propulsive" and that it will only take a breather in the fifth episode before launching into even more action and suspense. The executive producer also promised that there will be more interesting characters coming to the fold. "The Walking Dead" season 8 airs on AMC every Sunday at 9 p.m. The series is developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book by Robert Kirkman.