AMC Announces The Walking Dead Season 8 Preview Special

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October 22nd isn’t that far away now, but fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead are beyond eager to get a look at season 8. That 5 minute Comic-Con trailer really whet our appetite and as more and more information comes to light on what the show will be bringing us this year, it’s getting harder to sit tight and wait for Rick Grimes and co. to return to our screens.

Thankfully, then, the network is here to make things a bit easier on us, as they’ve now announced that they’ll be airing an hour long preview special on September 10th at 8pm EST. For those keeping track, that’s also the same day as the season 3B premiere of Fear the Walking Dead. Suffice it to say, it’ll be a good night for fans of Robert Kirkman’s zombie universe.

As for what the special will involve, well, we don’t know just yet, but it’s safe to assume that a big emphasis will be placed on the upcoming 100th episode. Beyond that, it’s been revealed that it’ll be hosted by Chris Hardwick (of course) and feature showrunner Scott Gimple and stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lennie James, who play Negan and Morgan, respectively.

Presumably, AMC will also be bringing us some never before seen footage from season 8 during the special, though don’t expect them to show off too much. After all, there’s no fun in spoiling all of the surprises that The Walking Dead has in store for us, right? In all likelihood, the preview will be more of just a fluff piece to build up the hype, and we’re perfectly alright with that. We’ve still got a few months to go until the season 8 premiere airs and at this point, we’ll take what we can get.

The Walking Dead will be back on AMC on October 22nd. As expected, Glenn’s legacy will continue to burn bright despite the death of Steven Yeun’s fan-favorite, and those seeking answers for that Old Man Rick scene should pay close attention to the opening episode, as it’s said to provide some.

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