Andrew Lincoln says although his knees hurt and he’s gone grey, he’s happy to have made it through 100 episodes of AMC’s The Walking Dead. The series released a three-minute video featuring the cast thanking The Walking Dead fans and crediting them with the show’s success. Heroes and villains in the series teamed up to send their love to the show’s passionate fan base whose support allowed the series to make it past the 100 episode milestone.
The Walking Dead season eight is set to premiere on October 22, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. In addition to Andrew Lincoln, returning (surviving) cast members include Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Alanna Masteron, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gillaim, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Tom Payne, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Austin Amelio, Chandler Riggs, and Lennie James.
Additional proof of how popular the show’s remained came following the season eight trailer debut at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con. After its premiere at Comic Con, the trailer was released online where it was watched more than 31 million times over its first four days, setting a new record for The Walking Dead trailers.
Commenting on the trailer’s popularity, AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios President Charlie Collier said, “Thank you to the fans for, once again, filling Hall H at Comic-Con, our lucky seventh year in a row sharing this hallowed, fan-first experience. And, since Friday’s The Walking Dead panel ended, thanks to fans all over the world for watching our season eight trailer more than 31 million times, and counting. To receive this type of record-breaking response heading into the series’ 100th episode is beyond gratifying. We look forward to sharing so much more with you as we count down to an unforgettable season.”