The Walking Dead Season 8 premiere coincided with the first chapter of a new digital series: The Walking Dead Red Machete. It followed the crimson-handled blade Rick (Andrew Lincoln) used to kill Gareth (Andrew J. West) through a series of misadventures before being picked up by our hero. Volume 1 of Red Machete came to a close Sunday (as The Walking Dead aired its midseason finale) and can now be seen in its entirety.
Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section! Also, peep the trailer and synopsis for TWD’s Season 8 return (dubbed The Last Stand) below that.
Official Synopsis: The third chapter of this digital series follows the path of a red-handled machete from its innocent beginnings on a hardware store shelf at the start of the apocalypse, as it lands in the hands of survivors good and evil, familiar and new.
New installments of the five-part series will be available throughout Season 8 on AMC apps for mobile and devices and amc.com. Click https://goo.gl/W1W4hc to check out the video for the new song from The Next Great American Novelist featured in Red Machete.
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 (Jeffrey 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.
Season 8 of The Walking Dead and Red Machete return Sunday, February 25th.
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