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Weapons are raised and speeches given in The Walking Dead season 8 promo

The Walking Dead Melissa McBride

There are still four episodes left of the current season of Fear the Walking Dead, but attention is already shifting to the show that is going to take its place on AMC by the end of next month - Fear's more popular older sister The Walking Dead. Fear the Walking Dead's third season ends with back-to-back to episodes on October 15th, and just one week later AMC will be airing the premiere of The Walking Dead's eighth season.

A new promo for the upcoming season of The Walking Dead has been released, offering images of our hero characters gathering together, raising weapons, and setting off explosions while the characters Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) deliver INDEPENDENCE DAY speeches to get their people hyped for the "All-Out War" they'll be waging against the villainous Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his followers.

The synopsis for season 8:

Last season, Rick Grimes and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be.

Feeling powerless under Negan’s rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn’t be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together other communities affected by the Saviors. And with the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, they finally have enough fire power to contest the Saviors.

This season, Rick brings “All Out War” to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless — but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.

Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it’s not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors’ grip on this world may finally be coming to an end.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 22nd. Showrunner Scott M. Gimple has said to expect an action-packed premiere.

Extra Tidbit: Will you be watching The Walking Dead season 8?

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