We’re mere hours away from the return of AMC’s zombie drama mega-hit The Walking Dead; the Season 8 premiere will coincide with the show’s 100th Episode: Mercy. To celebrate, producers have released the first chapter of a new digital series: The Walking Dead Red Machete. It follows the crimson-handled blade Rick (Andrew Lincoln) used to kill Gareth (Andrew J. West).
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Per Dread-Central.com: “New installments of the five-part Red Machete will be available throughout the season on AMC apps for mobile and devices, amc.com, and YouTube.”
Official Synopsis: DIGITAL SERIES FOLLOWS THE WEAPON RICK USES TO KILL GARETH. Follow the path of the red-handled weapon from its innocent beginnings, as it lands in the hands of survivors good and evil, familiar and new.
Check out a clip from The Walking Dead Episode 100, Mercy, below.
Official Synopsis: Last season, Rick Grimes [Andrew Lincoln] 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.
Feeling powerless under Negan’s [Jeffery Dean Morgan] rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn’t be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together with other communities affected by the Saviors. And with the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, they finally have enough firepower to contest the Saviors.
This season, 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 [Lauren Cohan] leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel [Khary Payton] leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors’ grip on this world may finally be coming to an end.