It’s fair to say that The Walking Dead‘s seventh season was the most controversial run of the smash-hit post-apocalyptic drama to date. Though it still has its supporters, the shocking opening episode and the slow, protracted pace of the rest of the season rubbed many people the wrong way. The final few episodes ramped up the interest again, however, by positioning the people of Alexandria, the Kingdom and Hilltop against Negan and his Saviors.
For season 8, then, things are sure to get a whole lot more action-packed and dramatic. While that’s certainly exciting, those are far from the only reasons that we’re looking forward to the show’s return. Among many other things, there’s also the fact that this year, The Walking Dead will celebrate 100 episodes. I know, we can’t believe it either. Time flies, doesn’t it?
It’s a tremendous milestone and one that all involved should be mighty proud of, and while much of the series’ success is due to its talented cast and crew, there’s also a good chunk that can and should be attributed to the fans. You know, the very people who’ve ensured that those ratings are high enough each and every year to keep The Walking Dead coming back for more.
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Acknowledging this and looking to show their gratitude, the network’s put together a nice little thank you video today, featuring all the usual suspects giving thanks to their fans for getting them to this point. If you’re looking for some more juicy footage from season 8, you’ll have to go elsewhere, as there’s none of that here – but we still suggest giving it a watch. It’s always great to see actors being humble and taking notice of the support they get from their fans, and that’s no different with the stars of AMC’s hit zombie drama.
The eighth season of The Walking Dead debuts on October 22nd, and as expected, Glenn’s legacy will continue to burn bright despite the death of Steven Yeun’s fan-favorite. Not only that, but those seeking answers for that Old Man Rick scene should pay close attention to season 8’s premiere.