The Walking Dead will air its eighth season finale this Sunday, but it’s not just war at stake. According to cast departures and a new quote from exiting showrunner Scott Gimple, Sunday’s finale will be “the conclusion of the first eight seasons,” and lead to “a bigger, new narrative” next year.
It’s starting to feel like The Walking Dead itself may have been bitten. Star Lauren Cohan recently went out for pilots in a likely bid to renegotiate her Walking Dead contract, but has now officially signed to a new series over displeasure with AMC’s offers.
Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has booked plenty of gigs outside of AMC, but his newest move is bound to ruffle some feathers. Amazon has signed Kirkman to an exclusive overall deal for the next few years, along with Dead company Skybound Entertainment.
If there’s one reliable staple of Comic-Con this past decade, it’s a new Walking Dead trailer to bring down the house. Season 8 is here to kick-off “All Out War” between Rick, Negan and all the factions stuck in-between, so check out the first official trailer!
The zombie genre wouldn’t exist without Dawn of the Dead creator George Romero laying post-apocalyptic track, so leave it to those darn spiritual descendants to muck it all up. Romero claims his Road of the Dead has had a difficult … uh, path, given the ubiquity of The Walking Dead these days.