The first trailer for season 8 of The Walking Dead is finally here, courtesy of the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday. It’s an extra-long five-minute presentation that teases a massive change of pace this season compared to last year, and we couldn’t be more excited about it.
It’s fair to say that season 7 rubbed many fans up the wrong way due to its meandering plotline, slow-burning pace and lack of punch – not including the most gut-punching episode in the show’s history with the premiere, of course. For season 8, then, the cast and crew have been promising us for a while that things will be much more action-packed and this trailer proves that they were speaking the truth.
With the communities of Alexandria, Hilltop, the Kingdom and the Heapsters all combined against Negan and his Saviors, Rick Grimes and co. will be hoping to take the bat-wielding maniac down for good. But Negan isn’t known for letting others walk all over him, so you can be sure it won’t be an easy fight. In fact, it looks like our heroes have an all-out war on their hands.
There’s a lot for fans to get excited about in this trailer, so let’s get started with picking out the best bits. Join us as we dive into the new footage and be sure to leave your own thoughts on it in the usual place.