Lauren Cohan Teases The “Huge Battle” Still To Come In The Walking Dead Season 8


The battle for Alexandria may be lost but for Rick Grimes and Co., the war is far from over.

Season 8 of The Walking Dead is due to return on February 25th, and when it does, the show’s impassioned community will be forced to say their goodbyes to young Carl Grimes, who suffered a fatal bite in December’s “How It’s Gotta Be.”

Losing a series regular is never easy, and Lauren Cohan (Maggie Rhee) fully admits to being “devastated” by Carl’s impending death. She’s not the only one, as co-star Norman Reedus was “desperately unhappy” upon learning the details of season 8’s most shocking twist…so far.

And that’s just it. With another eight episodes still on the cards, The Walking Dead will continue upping the ante, eventually paving the way for a “huge battle” between Rick Grimes and Negan. At least, that’s according to Lauren Cohan, who said the following to EW:

We basically go into a huge battle,” Cohan said. “We’ve had a lot of action, and now we have this revenge plan in place. The group all comes together and we make this plan for our future while trying to really hold the pieces together in the grief and in the aftermath of Carl. It’s a little bit emotionally scattered but militaristically focused.

On a more personal level, Cohan believes her on-screen character is about to wander down a “path of vengeance.”

She is so determined to take some kind of action when they get back from their conversation at the road with Simon, and so shaken up. This has honestly been like the wave hitting the shore since losing Glenn. I just think there’s only so much that a person can take, and in the aftermath of all of this happening, she really does need to put her foot down and show that she’s running the f—ing show at the Hilltop, and show that she’s going to direct things there.

The Walking Dead season 8 will be back on our screens late next month, by which point we should have a better understanding of what to expect from the fourth season of AMC’s companion series, Fear The Walking Dead.