'The Walking Dead': AMC Releases Season 8 Premiere Title & Synopsis

'The Walking Dead': AMC Releases Season 8 Premiere Title & Synopsis

With less than a month before the show's Season 8 premiere and less than two weeks before its huge panel at Madison Square Garden as part of this year's New York Comic Con (NYCC 2017), The Walking Dead continues to tease fans with more details on the upcoming season. Hot on the heels of the most recent teaser, AMC has released the title and synopsis for The Walking Dead's eighth season premiere.

walking dead season 8 premiere synopsis

Check out the 'Faith in Each Other' Season 8 official teaser here, followed by information on the first episode:

The Walking Dead Episode 8×01 'Mercy': Rick and his group, along with the Kingdom and Hilltop, have banded together to bring the fight to Negan and the Saviors.

'The Walking Dead': AMC Releases Season 8 Premiere Title & Synopsis

Here is AMC's synopsis of The Walking Dead Season 8:

"Last year, Rick Grimes and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be. The introduction of Negan and the Saviors broke our group.

Feeling powerless under Negan's rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn't be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together other communities affected by the Saviors. And with the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, they finally have enough fire power to contest the Saviors.

This year, Rick brings 'All Out War' to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless — but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.

Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it's not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors' grip on this world may finally be coming to an end."

'The Walking Dead': AMC Releases Season 8 Premiere Title & Synopsis

The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan), Norman Reedus  (Daryl Dixon), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Lennie James (Morgan Jones), Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel Stokes), Alanna Masterson (Tara Chambler), Khary Payton (King Ezekiel), and  Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes); with Gale Anne HurdGreg Nicotero, David Alpert, showrunner Scott M. Gimple and franchise creator Robert Kirkman serving as executive producers.

walking dead season 8 premiere synopsis

The Walking Dead Season 8 debuts Sunday, October 22, at 9:00 pm EST with an extended 100th episode that's set to run until 10:07 pm EST. The season premiere will be followed with a two-hour live Talking Dead special featuring cast and creative, broadcasting from the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

https://youtu.be/3l82kiUvnKM

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.