The release date for The Walking Dead season 8 — Pending
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Summary and plot
The Walking Dead is a hit American horror drama TV series currently on the air on the United States AMC channel. It is produced by the AMC studios in conjunction with Circle of Confusion, Valhalla Entertainment and Idiot Box Productions. The first season debuted on the AMC channel on October 31, 2010, and season 7 premiered on AMC on October 23, 2016. The series is based on an American comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, is developed by Frank Darabont and is a co-production between AMC Studios, Circle of Confusion, Skybound Entertainment, Valhalla Entertainment and Idiot Box Productions. The current season contains 16 episodes, scheduled to air in two installments, one in the fall, and the other following the usual holiday hiatus, in February 2017.
The storyline concentrates on Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), a small-town cop who awakens from a months-long coma to find himself in a world overrun by zombies. He is reunited with his family, leads a group of survivors and is forced to find a new way to adapt and live in a world that has transformed into a dangerous and unpredictable place. The show also stars Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn and Steven Yeun. The seventh season premiere reveals the identity of Negan`s victims to be Glenn and Abraham, and the new round of the battle begins.
Critical acclaim and eighth season renewal
All seasons of The Walking Dead have been an absolute hit with the critics and were nominated for a slew significant awards, including the Writers Guild of America Award, Primetime Emmy Awards and the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series (Drama). Season seven premiered to an almost unreal 17.03 million viewers, and the total viewership of the series is the highest of any series in cable television history. Considering the amazing level of interest that this TV show has kindled among both viewers and recognized critics, it is no wonder that the series was renewed for an eighth season prior to the premiere of season seven. The Walking Dead is still finding creative ways to top itself, and the fans are looking forward to the future seasons of the show. Executive producer David Alpert has even mentioned in 2014 that the number of ideas that the original comic contains is so huge that they “already have a pretty good idea of what season 10 is gonna be”, so there`s something else to look forward to.