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AMC just released the first artwork for the next season of «The Walking Dead.»
It shows Rick and Negan facing off ready to go to battle.
The show’s eighth season will premiere October 22.
It will also be the series’ 100th episode.
«The Walking Dead» is coming back to television this fall and we finally know exactly when it will be back.
AMC announced Wednesday the series’ eighth season will premiere October 22 at 9 p.m. The date comes from the first piece of artwork the network released for the new season ahead of San Diego Comic-Con this upcoming weekend.
Take a look:
The poster focuses on the theme for season eight, which will see Rick and Negan face off in a battle known as «All Out War,» a big story arc in the popular comic series. While Negan and Rick are opposite each other, the war will also include many of the other groups we’ve met over the course of the last season — the Hilltop and Kingdom — band together to take down Negan and the Saviors.
The season eight premiere will also be the show’s 100th episode. It will be directed by the show’s executive producer and makeup guru, Greg Nicotero.
It’s worth noting that it’s a bit odd to get this announcement two days ahead of Comic-Con’s «The Walking Dead» panel. In the past, the network has made a big deal of revealing the release date during its popular panel along with the first trailer for the new season.
AMC also released the first artwork for the return of its spinoff, «Fear the Walking Dead,» which you can check out below:
«Fear the Walking Dead» will return to AMC September 10. Both series will have panels Friday at Comic-Con.