In preparation for The Walking Dead's eighth season, AMC has released a new promo which also notes the 100th overall episode.
Before getting too excited, it's worth nothing the promo does not seem to include any new footage incomparison to the Season Eight trailer which was released at San Diego Comic-Con in July. Added in are the titles from AMC, citing the series as the "#1 Show On Cable."
Check out the new promo embedded in the tweet below.
"Episode 801, the first episode of Season 8, is going to be the 100th episode," Gimple said. "The first episode is, I think less about that we reached 100 episodes. It’s more about setting up the next 100.”
With episode 100 will come the start of some major differences within the series. A common complaint from fans regarding the show's seventh season was that the AMC series slowed down its story in favor of extending the Negan storyline and delaying the inevitable war ahead. Season Eight sounds like it will jump right in.
“The turn of the story is really going to dictate the structure of the story and the speed of the story," Gimple said. "The things that they are getting into demand a more kinetic narrative. The pace is accelerated by virtue of the things that they’re up to. Though I don’t want to say exactly, anybody who watches the show can extrapolate that they’re now into public conflict with the Saviors; the battle lines are drawn. There isn’t quite as much time to dig into anything but prosecuting the war."
The Walking Dead's sibling series Fear the Walking Dead returns September 10th. The Walking Dead will return for its eighth season on October 22, 2017. The Season Eight premiere will mark 100 episodes overall for the popular AMC series. For complete coverage and insider info all season long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter.