The Walking Dead Season 8 is set to begin production (barring a writers' strike) next week in Georgia. With time winding down, Carl actor Chandler Riggs is spending his last few days of production off-season reading the script.
The actor took to Twitter to tell the world he not only received the first script for Season 8 but also reveal how much he loved it.
"Just finished reading 8x01 of The Walking Dead and, oh man, it's so good," Riggs said (in Twitter language).
just finished reading 801 of twd and oooo man it's good— chandler riggs (@chandlerriggs) April 19, 2017
Riggs is one of very few actors who have been with the AMC zombie series since its earliest season. In fact, no one has been with the show longer than Riggs or the man playing his father, Rick actor Andrew Lincoln. The two characters are the only ones who appeared in The Walking Dead's series premiere and are alive and well marching into an eighth season.
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Riggs has found the off-season to be the most fun part of the show, though. Now that he has read the script, he can't share crazy theories or go back and forth with fans about what might happen.
but tbh the coolest part of every year for me is between the airing of the season finale and getting the first script of the new season— chandler riggs (@chandlerriggs) April 19, 2017
mainly bc i get to speculate with fans on what will happen without any bias— chandler riggs (@chandlerriggs) April 19, 2017
"To be honest, the coolest part of every year for me is between the airing of the season finale and getting the first script of the new season," Riggs wrote, also in young-person Twitter language. "Mainly because I get to speculate with fans on what will happen without any bias."
The amount of fans screaming that they would love to read the script and have that bias right now...
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The Walking Dead will return for its eighth season in October of 2017. The first trailer will arrive at San Diego Comic Con in July. For complete coverage and insider info all off-season long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter.