During last night’s midseason return of Fear the Walking Dead, fans were treated to an extended sneak-peek at what we can expect when The Walking Dead returns for Season 8 in about six more weeks. It shows leaders of Alexandria, The Kingdom, and The Hilltop assembled, ready to lay siege against Negan (Jefferey Dean Morgan) and the Saviors.
In a poignant exchange, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) showers praise on Maggie (Lauren Cohan) for demonstrating mad leadership skills. She says, “I learned it all from you,” to which Rick replies, “After this, I’ll be following you.” Of course, it can be taken as an exaggerated compliment, but one has to wonderer if, after almost leading everyone he loves into an early grave, Rick’s lost his desire to claim Alpha Dog status.
The clip ends with Daryl (Norman Reedus), Carol (Melissa McBride), and Tera (Alanna Masterson) herding a horde of zombies (presumably to The Saviors’ compound). 12+ hours after airing and the trailer has yet to hit the net, but you can see all the footage and enjoy further insights in the breakdown video below. Enjoy!
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 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 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.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, October 22nd. We’ll bring you additional Walking Dead news and trailers as they emerge. Stay tuned!
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