War, war never changes – unless it involves flesh-munching zombies and a tiger by the name of Shiva.
That’s right, The Walking Dead season 8 is almost upon us, and as we’ve heard countless times now, it’s set to dive right into the beloved “All-Out War” arc from Robert Kirkman’s comics. For those not familiar, the storyline saw Rick Grimes mount a full-blown assault on Negan and his demented Saviors.
It’s a conflict that will seemingly ensure that season 8 zips along at breakneck speed, too, which ought to allay fears that the latest batch of episodes will succumb to the same pacing problems that affected season 7. However, if you’re expecting this sure to be epic battle to last long into the future, you may want to think again.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview, showrunner Scott Gimple made it very clear that season 8 will bring us a resolution to the events that are about to go down, saying, “the war will absolutely be resolved by the end.”
Could that mean that The Walking Dead is heading towards another iconic battle, then? Namely, the Whisperer War? It’s certainly on the horizon, but when quizzed about it, Gimple played coy and said, “I’m going to give you a full ‘no comment’ on that.” Cue the speculation!
With or without the Whisperers, The Walking Dead season 8 will premiere via AMC on Sunday, October 22nd at 9 pm ET/PT, and if the cast and crew are to be believed, it’s about to knock us all off our feet. Just don’t expect much of an explanation for the “Old Man Rick” scene right off the bat. Ditto for a potential crossover with AMC’s sibling series, Fear The Walking Dead, after Daniel Sharman (Troy Otto) labeled any major narrative conjunction to be a “bad idea.”