Fans of The Walking Dead are anxiously awaiting the Season 8 premiere date of the new season, and are paying close attention to any spoilers they can find. AMC anticipated that the next season of The Walking Dead would be one which viewers would be excited to see and ordered Season 8 of the series in October 2016, which was technically even before Season 7 had begun.
Filming for The Walking Dead takes place each year and starts sometime during spring and finishes up in the fall. Season 8 of The Walking Dead was scheduled to have started this year in May with filming concluding in November, although production may have started earlier than usual this time around judging from an Instagram post by Norman Reedus.
According to Digital Spy, Reedus said on April 8 that he was “ready to get back at it,” which viewers felt signified an early shooting schedule, and then later that month, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Negan, confirmed that filming for Season 8 of The Walking Dead would officially begin on April 25.
Those who felt that the last season of The Walking Dead was perhaps a bit too slow will be in for a welcome surprise when they tune in to the premiere date set for Season 8.
Producer Denise Huth has said that while Season 7 of The Walking Dead might have been too slow-paced for some, Season 8 promises “a ton of action,” as The Christian Post reported.
“It’s super exciting. I think it will be really, really satisfying. It’s worth the worth the wait to get to this moment.”
Denise Huth noted that episodes of Season 8 are already “coming in huge” and explained that while the previous season saw the characters desperately trying to find a way out of the predicament they were in, new episodes of The Walking Dead will be much more satisfying as the group finally confronts Negan and The Saviors.
“It was a really essential part of the story, and I think we needed to go through that pain to have what we’re doing now be so satisfying. If everything we are doing now had happened in the third or fourth episode last year, it would still be cool, but it wouldn’t have the impact now because we’ve all had to trudge through the mud to get here. So it’s great.”
— Terry Tyler (@TerryTyler4) May 25, 2017
One Season 8 spoiler of The Walking Dead was accidentally revealed by cast member Daniel Newman, who plays the role of Daniel from The Kingdom, as The Christian Post reported. Newman circulated a photo of himself with Andrew Lincoln and Jeremy Palko while they were filming, and in this now deleted photograph he is seen dressed in battle gear while the three characters stand grinning inside The Sanctuary, which is home to Negan and The Saviors.
This photo by Daniel Newman would seem to imply that Rick Grimes and his friends may be making the first move when it comes to finally attacking Negan, as they were pictured in his territory. It also shows that the battle may very well take place extremely early in the season after the premiere date of Season 8 of The Walking Dead, which would corroborate what producer Denise Huth said about the newest season being much more satisfying than the previous one.
The Season 8 premiere date for The Walking Dead is set to air in October, 2017, with the episodes running for eight weeks, followed by the second round of dates for the show beginning in February, 2018.
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