Alexandria, the Hilltop, and the Kingdom are ready to go to war against Negan and the Saviors following the explosive Season 7 finale of The Walking Dead. After releasing the first image of Daryl and Carol reuniting in Season 8 last week, EW have today unveiled a new promo shot of Rick and Maggie gearing up to fight Negan once and for all.
Showrunner Scott M. Gimple hints that the “All Our War” segment in the original comics will appear in the upcoming season.
“We have basically set the stage for All Out War,” Gimple tells EW.
“Negan’s said it, everybody has seen they’re in it. It will play out quickly and propulsively and attentively and will shift around the focus quite a bit between the different places and battlegrounds and characters and communities.”
Season 8 doesn’t just promise a ton of fight scenes (and probably gore), but both action that is accelerated and dramatic in the season premiere that will mark the show’s 100th episode.
“It’s really a lot happening simultaneously,” Gimple also told EW. “We just want the audience to hold on to their seat as they’re thrown through this thing.”
The Season 8 trailer of The Walking Dead is set to debut at the show’s SDCC panel on Friday, July 21st.