The Walking Dead will hit a milestone this season as it reaches its 100th episode, but that doesn’t mean the end is near.
AMC’s zombie drama series will actually be kicking off its upcoming eighth season with episode 100, just as Rick (Andrew Lincoln) leads his open revolt against Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).
To celebrate, AMC has released a behind-the-scenes video featuring the cast and crew reminiscing about the past seven seasons of zombie-smashing adventures.
In the clip, Melissa McBride admits that she never expected her character Carol to make it past The Walking Dead‘s first season whereas Alanna Masterson reveals that she was originally only contracted to play Tara for three episodes.
But the most exciting tidbit comes from Negan himself Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who makes a bold prediction about the future of The Walking Dead beyond its upcoming eighth season.
“There’s no end in sight,” Morgan grins, adding: “I’ve been part of some shows that have incredible fans, but I don’t think there’s any comparison with the Walking Dead fans. It’s a phenomenon.”
Despite those recent ratings dips, The Walking Dead has seemingly re-energised its fanbase with the tease of a time jump and a bloody war in this autumn’s episodes.
Showrunner Scott Gimple recently teased: “[This season] is massively heavy on the action. I really wanted to push into different ways than we’ve done things in a long time, just by virtue of we’re a show going into its eighth year and I really don’t want to do what we’ve done before, even if we’ve done it really well.
“Because of that, and really mostly because of the narrative itself, I had us embrace a really action-heavy story for several episodes in a row.”
The Walking Dead launches its eighth season on October 22 on AMC in the US. It will air on FOX in the UK.
Watch a trailer for The Walking Dead‘s 100th episode below:
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