The Walking Dead fans, brace yourselves—it’s almost time for the Season 8 premiere! This season, you’ll have to choose a side in the showdown between the Alexandrians and the Saviors, pitting Rick Grimes against the vicious Negan. Season 7 set the stage for the brutal conflict that’s about to unfold, and the show’s creators promise a season unlike any that have come before—packing each new episode with non-stop, thrilling action.

Fans of the graphic novel will recognize the “All Out War” storyline as the narrative backbone of Season 8. Grimes will be driving the action this time, and episodes will no longer revolve around one specific character. Instead, we’ll be getting a walker’s-eye view of the conflict as the narrative bounces between several perspectives.

The new season is a gift to the dedicated and passionate Walking Dead fan base, with Easter eggs and references to past episodes sprinkled throughout. Show gossip and fan theories will continue to drive the off-screen conversation, so make sure you stay up-to-date. You wouldn’t want to be left out—or left behind.

Get excited for the show’s 100th episode when The Walking Dead Season 8 premieres on Sun, Oct 22 at 9/8c on AMC (Ch. 254).

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