“Season 7 was the ramp-up and now this is the blastoff. The stuff that’s happening is insane!”
What can we expect from the upcoming eighth season of “The Walking Dead”? Well, one thing we’ve gathered from pretty much everyone who has spoken about it is that Season 8 will be the show’s most action-packed outing to date, with the battle between good and evil kicking into high gear… and leaving a whole lot of destruction in its wake.
Speaking with EW, star Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel) went so far as to compare Season 8 of “The Walking Dead” to a crazy ’80s action movie!
Gilliam told the site that Season 8 is “like a Schwarzenegger versus Stallone action thing from the ’80s. I think there are, like, 10 explosions an episode. Every time you turn around, somebody’s shooting something or blowing something up. There’s some serious action that I don’t think we’ve seen on television since The A-Team went off the air.”
Austin Amelio (Dwight) similarly noted that “It’s a fucking in-your-face action-packed IV of adrenaline. Season 7 was the ramp-up and now this is the blastoff. The stuff that’s happening is insane!”
Season 8 premieres October 22.
“Last season, 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.
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 season, 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.”
The Season 8 premiere will be the show’s landmark 100th episode.