The Walking Dead season 8 is going to focus on even more characters per episode

We don’t care as long as someone kills Negan.
showrunner Scott Gimple has revealed that season 8 will focus on even more characters in each episode.

Talking to TVLine, Gimple explained that the upcoming episodes will feature more people on screen, rather than concentrating on a select few at a time. Or, in other words, we can expect fewer of those tedious bottle episodes.

“Because of the narrative that we’re following… the story this season is really spread out among all of the characters,” he revealed.

The Walking Dead, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan, Josh McDermitt as Dr. Eugene Porter, Austin Amelio as Dwight
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“And the story shifts quite a bit in single episodes between lots of different characters on a consistent basis, which is a little more unusual for the show.”

He added: “We’ll see characters affect one another that we haven’t seen affect one another before, or even just thrown together that we haven’t seen thrown together. That’s been really satisfying.”

The new season of The Walking Dead – which will begin on screens next month – has been billed as a “kinetic, action-packed offensive” in a recent official synopsis.

The Walking Dead, Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon
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“This season, Rick brings ‘All Out War’ to Negan and his forces,” it reads. “The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless – but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future.”

The Walking Dead launches its eighth season on October 22 on AMC in the US and October 23 on FOX in the UK.