The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 5 Trailer, Details, & Episode Guide

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 5 Trailer, Details, & Episode Guide

Oh, look, one of the most-watched scripted television shows of the last few years was renewed. The Walking Dead Season 8 will definitely happen on AMC, which is kind of like saying the sun will rise in the east tomorrow morning. AMC confirmed The Walking Dead Season 8 the week before season 7 even hit the airwaves.

“Eeny, meeny, miny, more,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios in a statement released by AMC when The Walking Dead Season 8 renewal was first announced. “What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring The Walking Dead to the fans. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us.”

Check out our review of the most recent episode here.

The Walking Dead Season 8 Return Date

The next episode of The Walking Dead is called “The Big Scary U” and it airs on November 19.

Here’s the official synopsis:

With war raging all around him, we get a close look at Negan and the lives of the Saviors during the conflict through a familiar set of eyes.

Check out the trailer…

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episodes

Here’s where we’ll compile episode titles, official synopses, and reviews as they become available. Click the titles to go to the full reviews.

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 1: Mercy

Rick and his group, along with the Kingdom and Hilltop, have banded together to bring the fight to Negan and the Saviors.

Greg Nicotero directed the episode written by Scott M. Gimple.

Airdate: 10/22/17

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 2: The Damned

The plan involving Alexandrians, Kingdommers and Hilltoppers unfolds; as Rick continues to fight, he encounters a familiar face.

Rosemary Rodriguez directed the episode written by Matt Negrete and Channing Powell.

Airdate: 10/29/17

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 3: Monsters

Conflict with the Saviors leads to unintended consequences for the Hilltop, the Kingdom, and Alexandria; morality proves tricky in wartime.

Greg Nicotero directed the episode written by Matt Negrete and Channing Powell.

Airdate: 11/5/17

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 4: Some Guy

A new weapon in the Savior arsenal proves to be a giant hurdle as fighting continues between Rick’s forces and those of the Saviors.

Dan Liu directed the episode written by David Leslie Johnson.

Airdate: 11/12/17

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 5: The Big Scary U

With war raging all around him, we get a close look at Negan and the lives of the Saviors during the conflict through a familiar set of eyes.

Airdate: 11/19/17

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 6: The King, the Widow, and Rick

Airdate: 11/26/17

The Walking Dead Season 8 Trailer

Here’s your first sneak peek at a scene from The Walking Dead season 8:

And there’s second second scene too, which pays homage to the very first episode of the show:

A short promo teases all out war between Rick’s forces and Negan. Check it out below:

The first trailer for The Walking Dead season 8 is here! Check it out below:

The Walking Dead Season 8 Story

The official synopsis for season 8 is as follows:

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. The introduction of Negan and the Saviors broke our group.

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 year, 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.

It sounds a lot like showrunner Scott M. Gimple has been taking on board some of the criticisms of season 7. Namely, Gimple seems to be reacting to the common complaint that season 7 was a slow, stagnating affair, where all the cool characters stayed in separate locations for far too long.

Gimple said this to Entertainment Weekly…

“By virtue of the fact that the narrative has turned into one of pretty intense conflict, […] it’s going to affect the structure in ways that make it a bit more kinetic, a bit more breakneck — shifting away from entire stories in one episode, and sort of fractured over several episodes, with little pieces of each story coming together.”

He also promised that “things are going to move, and possibly not have the kind of deep dives into characters in single episodes, but rather laying out the pieces as we go on.”

Sounds good to us! And if you’re reading, Mr. Gimple, could we please have some more tiger action? Weekly maulings for characters we don’t like, perhaps? That would be nice.

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Oh, look, one of the most-watched scripted television shows of the last few years was renewed. The Walking Dead Season 8 will definitely happen on AMC, which is kind of like saying the sun will rise in the east tomorrow morning. AMC confirmed The Walking Dead Season 8 the week before season 7 even hit the airwaves.

“Eeny, meeny, miny, more,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios in a statement released by AMC when The Walking Dead Season 8 renewal was first announced. “What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring The Walking Dead to the fans. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us.”

Check out our review of the most recent episode here.

The Walking Dead Season 8 Return Date

The next episode of The Walking Dead is called “The Big Scary U” and it airs on November 19.

Here’s the official synopsis:

With war raging all around him, we get a close look at Negan and the lives of the Saviors during the conflict through a familiar set of eyes.

Check out the trailer…

A sneak peak at the episode:

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episodes

Here’s where we’ll compile episode titles, official synopses, and reviews as they become available. Click the titles to go to the full reviews.

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 1: Mercy

Rick and his group, along with the Kingdom and Hilltop, have banded together to bring the fight to Negan and the Saviors.

Greg Nicotero directed the episode written by Scott M. Gimple.

Airdate: 10/22/17

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 2: The Damned

The plan involving Alexandrians, Kingdommers and Hilltoppers unfolds; as Rick continues to fight, he encounters a familiar face.

Rosemary Rodriguez directed the episode written by Matt Negrete and Channing Powell.

Airdate: 10/29/17

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 3: Monsters

Conflict with the Saviors leads to unintended consequences for the Hilltop, the Kingdom, and Alexandria; morality proves tricky in wartime.

Greg Nicotero directed the episode written by Matt Negrete and Channing Powell.

Airdate: 11/5/17

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 4: Some Guy

A new weapon in the Savior arsenal proves to be a giant hurdle as fighting continues between Rick’s forces and those of the Saviors.

Dan Liu directed the episode written by David Leslie Johnson.

Airdate: 11/12/17

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 5: The Big Scary U

With war raging all around him, we get a close look at Negan and the lives of the Saviors during the conflict through a familiar set of eyes.

Airdate: 11/19/17

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 6: The King, the Widow, and Rick

Airdate: 11/26/17

The Walking Dead Season 8 Trailer

Here’s your first sneak peek at a scene from The Walking Dead season 8:

And there’s second second scene too, which pays homage to the very first episode of the show:

A short promo teases all out war between Rick’s forces and Negan. Check it out below:

The first trailer for The Walking Dead season 8 is here! Check it out below:

The Walking Dead Season 8 Story

The official synopsis for season 8 is as follows:

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. The introduction of Negan and the Saviors broke our group.

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 year, 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.

It sounds a lot like showrunner Scott M. Gimple has been taking on board some of the criticisms of season 7. Namely, Gimple seems to be reacting to the common complaint that season 7 was a slow, stagnating affair, where all the cool characters stayed in separate locations for far too long.

Gimple said this to Entertainment Weekly…

“By virtue of the fact that the narrative has turned into one of pretty intense conflict, […] it’s going to affect the structure in ways that make it a bit more kinetic, a bit more breakneck — shifting away from entire stories in one episode, and sort of fractured over several episodes, with little pieces of each story coming together.”

He also promised that “things are going to move, and possibly not have the kind of deep dives into characters in single episodes, but rather laying out the pieces as we go on.”

Sounds good to us! And if you’re reading, Mr. Gimple, could we please have some more tiger action? Weekly maulings for characters we don’t like, perhaps? That would be nice.

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The Walking Dead Season 8 Premiere

Walking Dead veteran Greg Nicotero will be back to direct the season 8 premiere, which will coincidentally be the 100th episode of the show. This should come as absolutely no surprise to fans of the show. Nicotero has directed 20 episodes of the show, including the last few premieres, midseason finales, midseason premieres, and season finales. He’s the go-to guy for the big episodes and that’ll undoubtedly continue for as long as Nicotero is involved with the show.

Tom Payne, who plays Jesus, caught up with IGN to talk about The Walking Dead season 8 premiere, which also happens to be the show’s 100th episode. Payne revealed the show will meet the momentous occasion with a “big bang.”

“It’s been just crazy action, and really exciting to film and to read and to be involved in,” said Payne. “[Showrunner] Scott Gimple’s spoken a lot about the 100th episode being a jump off for the next hundred episodes. Season 8 certainly starts with a big bang and then continues to ramp up, which is really exciting. I know the audience will be really happy with certainly how it starts, because they’re taking the fight back, and then every single episode in the first half there’s a moment which makes you go, ‘Wow, oh my god, I can’t believe that.'”

The moment Payne is teasing might have something to do with the “Old Man Rick” teaser at the end of the season 8 trailer (which you can watch below) or it’s perhaps a big death. We’ve been expecting a much more action-heavy season 8 since there’s now a war going on. It’s good to hear that the opening won’t be as slow as season 7’s unbearable first half.

“I think there’s some really strong work from certain characters this year who have been given amazing character arcs to go through. There’s just an insane amount of action, and different dilemmas,” continued Payne. “There are characters who are involved in war, so what is the right thing to do during war? Is it just kill everyone? In every war, there are casualties who maybe shouldn’t have been. There are dilemmas that I hope the audience is involved in as well in watching it, and there are choices to be made of how to move forward at certain stages. I’m excited to see what the audience thinks of decisions that certain characters make.”

The Walking Dead Season 8 Cast

Negan will return for more evil shenanigans in The Walking Dead season 8. Speaking on The Howard Stern Show (via ComicBook.com), actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who’s had the tough task of bringing the infamous villain from the comics to our TV screens, confirmed his return, saying, “I know I will be on board for Season 8.”

This news shouldn’t come as a surprise at all for those who have been keeping up with Robert Kirkman’s comics, in which Negan is still alive and well more than fifty issues after his initial appearance. If showrunner Scott Gimple’s plan is to continue being faithful to the books, then there’s still a lot of ground to cover in terms of Negan.

THR reports that Steven Ogg (Simon), Katelyn Nacon (Enid) and Pollyanna McIntosh (Jadis) have been promoted to series regulars for The Walking Dead season 8. This should come as no surprise, as their roles seemed to grow throughout season 7. It will especially be great to see much more of Simon, Negan’s smiling henchman, and Jadis, the enigmatic leader of the garbage people.

In other news, TV Line reports that two new characters are coming to The Walking Dead season 8. The first is a character named Dillon, who is described by TV Line as “a sexy, blue-collar twentysomething whose survival skills include sarcasm.” The other is Abbud, a Muslim American who’s spend a lot of time alone since the outbreak. TV Line says Abbud’s “nerves are jangled.” The outlet also reveals that Dillon might be around for a while, based on the casting calll, which hints that the character might get picked up for multiple seasons.

No details on who’s been cast in the roles, but we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

The Walking Dead Season 8 Photos

AMC has released key art for The Walking Dead season 8 that teases the upcoming war between Rick’s army and Negan’s Saviors. Check it out below:

We have a bit of official art from San Diego Comic-Con too:

EW dropped the first photo from The Walking Dead season 8. The image features Daryl and Carol having a little bit of a reunion. Not much to decipher from the picture, unfortunately. Check it out below: