AMC announced they will air an hour long The Walking Dead Season 8 Special Preview ahead of the two-hour mid season premiere of their sister show, Fear the Walking DeadTWD stars Jeffery Dean Morgan, Lennie James, and showrunner Scott Gimple are scheduled to appear.

The Walking Dead Season 8 has become one of the most highly anticipated premieres on TV.  We got an awesome five minute trailer at SDCC.  The cast sent out a special ‘Thank You’ video to the fans for sticking with them through 99 episodes.  And a retrospective video of the first 99 episodes was released shortly after that.   So it’s safe to assume there will be a lot of talk about those 99 episodes. 


Talking Dead features different segments showing behind the scenes of The Walking Dead, cast interviews, and an extended preview of the next episode.  I am hoping for more never before seen footage and maybe some bloopers.  You never know what they have in store for us. I’m sure there will be a lot of talk about the upcoming season and what that means for TWD favorites.  

Talking Dead with Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Norman Reedus – Photo Credit: Jordin Althaus/AMC

Any major fan of The Walking Dead knows the show aims to mirror the comic book story arc, “All Out War.”  This means there will be a lot of action…and some unfortunate deaths.  After last season’s brutal deaths of Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) and Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun), it’s hard to imagine what the show has in store for the fans this year.  

Earlier this month, Gimple told Entertainment Weekly to expect a faster paced season with more action. “We’re pushing ourselves to structure the stories in different ways, or at least, different ways than we’ve done in a long time.  It’s action on action on action.”

The Walking Dead Season 8 special preview airs Sunday, September 10 on AMC. Check your local listings for show times.  Talking Dead regularly scheduled time slot is immediately following an episode of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead on Sunday nights.

The Walking Dead season 8 and 100th episode premieres Sunday, October 22 on AMC.

Here is that TWD cast Thank You video featuring Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lennie James, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride and many more.  Stick with Geek Girl Authority for all the latest news and TWD recaps!   

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