AMC has released an official teaser for the eighth season premiere of The Walking Dead. The video shows a montage of images along with two voiceovers talking about how if the survivors can stick together, they can take over the world. The teaser, entitled 'Faith in Each Other', doesn't give away much of the plot for the new season, but we do get a glimpse at most of the characters returning.
Showrunner Scott Gimple talked about the new seasons having a much faster pace than the more character-driven Season 7:
"The narrative has turned into one of pretty intense conflict, [And] it's going to affect the structure in ways that make it a bit more kinetic, a bit more breakneck–shifting away from entire stories in one episode, and sort of fractured over several episodes, with little pieces of each story coming together."
The decision to speed up and change the feel for Season 8 came while they were filming Season 7:
"I remember talking about that with [co-executive producer] Angela Kang early on in Season 7. Because we knew the way that 7 was going to be structured, and we knew we wanted to mix it up in 8. We knew what 8 was going to be and how that would dictate a very different kind of structure. Things are going to move, and possibly not have the kind of deep dives into characters in single episodes, but rather laying out the pieces as we go on."
The Walking Dead Season 8 kicks off on October 22nd on AMC.