The Walking Dead Renewed For Season 8 Ahead of Season 7 Premiere

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan in The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 16

The zombie apocalypse craze has been become incredibly popular in recent years thanks to the success of The Walking Dead. Season 7 is just around the corner with the premiere poised to answer the question of who Negan's victim was from the season 6 cliffhanger. At least one character will have their time on the show come to an end, but some hints indicate multiple characters could be leaving the show in just one week.

That may be a tough pill to swallow for the departing cast member(s), as AMC recently aired The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far, and the recap of the entire show had an extra surprise for fans of the series. Unsurprisingly, The Walking Dead has already been renewed for season 8.

On the special, and later released online via AMC, it was announced that The Walking Dead would continue its journey through the zombie apocalypse for another season. With the renewal, the series is set to cross the 100-episode mark when season 8 airs in the fall of 2017 . Here is what President of AMC Charlie Collier had to say about the renewal:

"Eeny, meeny, miny, more. What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring The Walking Dead to the fans. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us."

The Walking Dead Season 7 Negan

This was a renewal that was always going to happen given how popular the show is, and the news being made now only further shows the faith they have in the show. Season seven will feature much more of Negan as he potentially thins out the main cast. As Rick loses those close to him, he will also have to deal with King Ezekiel coming to the show, which could be either good or bad for the group depending on how events unfold.

Given the popularity of the show, season 8 should not be the last. The CEO of AMC recently stated how he thinks the show will continue for many more years, and as long as ratings hold, that should prove to be true. Plus, AMC also has Fear the Walking Dead, a prequel series to the events currently happening, airing during the break, so they are all in on this universe. Luckily for them, fans are just as interested in this world and want to see much more of it, which is why season seven, and now eight, are so highly anticipated.

The Walking Dead season 7 will premiere with 'The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be,' on Sunday, October 23 @9pm.

Source: AMC

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