AMC’s unveiled new key art for the upcoming eighth season of the zombie apocalypse series, The Walking Dead. The new poster declares the survivors are ready for “all out war” and features all the key cast members, including Shiva the tiger.
Season eight of the horror series will premiere on October 22, 2017 at 9pm with the show’s 100th episode. The surviving cast members include Andrew Lincoln, 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.
The Walking Dead Season 8 Plot: 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.