This weekend marks a month out from “The Walking Dead’s” return to AMC, so let’s gobble up every morsel of information we can get, shall we?
Season 8 will be “All Out War” for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group of survivors, according to some key art unveiled on Tuesday. Here is the zombie apocalypse show’s official Season 8 synopsis:
“Last year, Rick Grimes and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be. The introduction of Negan and the Saviors broke our group.
Feeling powerless under Negan’s rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn’t be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together other communities affected by the Saviors. And with the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, they finally have enough fire power to contest the Saviors.
This year, Rick brings “All Out War” to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless — but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.
Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it’s not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors’ grip on this world may finally be coming to an end.”
And here is that promo photo we promised:
“The Walking Dead” Season 8 premiere — its 100th episode — airs Sunday, October 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.