AMC will air an hour-long The Walking Dead Season Eight preview special seven weeks ahead of the season premiere.
As revealed during commercials on the network and the programming schedule, the Season Eight preview special will feature showrunner Scott Gimple, Negan actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Morgan actor Lennie James. The hour-long special will be hosted by Talking Dead's Chris Hardwick.
The Walking Dead Season Eight preview special airs at 8 pm ET, directly preceding the two-hour Season Three midseason premiere of Fear the Walking Dead on September 10th.
James is one of five remaining actors from The Walking Dead's first season, along with Carl Grimes actor Chandler Riggs, Rick Grimes actor Andrew Lincoln, Carol actress Melissa McBride, and Daryl actor Norman Reedus. James, however, took a hiatus from the show as his Morgan Jones character went missing for several seasons.
Morgan joined the AMC series in the finale episode of its sixth season, portraying the iconic villain Negan. Negan's presence completely shook the landscape of the show as he was introduced by killing two of the series' key characters and bullying Rick Grimes for the next 15 episodes. Season Eight, however, will see the survivors going to war against Negan.
The preview special will likely emphasize the road to Episode 100, recalling key moments from the series up to this point and previewing what opportunities such a milestone allows.
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.