According to AMC’s new Season 8 synopsis, The Walking Dead Season 8 just might be the most bloody season yet. After Chandler Riggs confirmed there would be “lots of killing” and Norman Reedus added it “feels like our show again,” fans have a lot to look forward to. The season, which follows the beloved comic storyline “All Out War,” finally has an official synopsis, which was recently revealed by AMC:
“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.”
In addition to the Season 8 synopsis, AMC also revealed their first character portrait from the season.
The Walking Dead Season 8 returns on Sunday, October 22nd @ 9PM on AMC.