The war has started. The Walking Dead is going towards its most hazardous, action pressed seasons in its eight year history. It will do this while adapting the greatest arc in its source material’s history.
With a short while left until Season 8 starts production, Rick Grimes performing artist Andrew Lincoln disclosed that he is more excited than any other time in recent memory to return to the set and battle Negan.
Lincoln said “I’m more excited about this season and this is not – I’m not blowing smoke – than anybody. This is so real. I am ready to go. I can’t wait. It’s going to be insane this season.”
At the point when Season 8 debuts in October of 2017, it will be the 100th episode of the series. With respect to what’s in store for the coming season as far as Rick and his team are concerned, Lincoln is tight-lipped yet guarantees the show is meaning to bring its most prominent episode ever.
“This is when we do a panel, I look to my right and let [showrunner] Scott Gimple answer that,” Lincoln said. “I know, you know, that we are going to have to come and bring one of the greatest episodes we’ve ever attempted, and we’re going to start the season with it. And, it will be the hundredth episode, which is one of the greatest. I never thought when we started this thing seven years ago – eight years ago it will be when we air. And, I never thought that we would get to, you know – I was very happy with one season. I was very happy with the pilot. Let alone, a hundred episodes, a hundred hours more because of the extended episodes. It’s a huge milestone and, you know, it will be a big deal because there’s a lot of the crew and a few of the cast left that have trudged all of those hard and sweaty and bloody miles together. So, it’s a huge achievement and I know I’m sure, Scott Gimple, four years ago, had it planned that we would be starting a full-scale war on the hundredth episode. I like to think he’s that much of a boy scout: always prepared.”
When the Dead reclaim Sunday nights, they will do so by picking up where the epic Season 7 finale left. “[Negan] said, ‘Boys, we’re going to war,’ or something like that,” Lincoln said. “I mean I think that – I don’t think we’re that literal, but I think that there’s a very strong chance that we’re going to pick up where we left off. I don’t think that that’s breaking news.”