Season Preview: The Walking Dead Hits 100

Cast of the Walking Dead – The Walking Dead _ Season 8 – Photo Credit: AMC

Season 8 Premiere will mark the long running show’s 100th episode

It’s “All Out War” as The Walking Dead returns this Sunday for its 8th season. The premiere episode will be the show’s 100th and will kick off the war that has been building since the end of last season. Rick, Maggie and Ezekiel form an alliance to put an end to Negan’s tyranny. Will the combined might of Alexandria, the Hilltop and the Kingdom be enough to defeat Negan and the Saviors?

Season 8 trailers and teasers are filled with images building up to war. Episode 100 doesn’t disappoint, as there are plenty of fireworks to go along with the opening salvo of a conflict that promises to last all season.


Last year, 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 — and the introduction of Negan and the Saviors broke the group.

Feeling powerless under Negan’s rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But then 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 firepower to contest the Saviors.

This year, Rick brings “All Out War” against 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 the 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.