New reports indicate that AMC will air an hour special around seven weeks before Season 8 premieres on the network. The feature will include conversations from showrunner Scott Gimple, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Lennie James. The series will also be hosted by Talking Dead’s Chris Hardwick. The special will air at 8 pm before a two-hour Season 3 midseason of Fear the Walking Dead, which will air on September 10, 2017. Lennie James is one of the few characters to be around since the beginning.
New Special Discusses Past 100 Episodes
Lennie James Talks Dead With Hardwick
Comic Book writes:
“James is one of five remaining actors from The Walking Dead’s first season, along with Carl Grimes actor Chandler Riggs, Rick Grimes actor Andrew Lincoln, Carol actress Melissa McBride, and Daryl actor Norman Reedus. James, however, took a hiatus from the show as his Morgan Jones character went missing for several seasons.”
“Morgan joined the AMC series in the finale episode of its sixth season, portraying the iconic villain Negan. Negan’s presence completely shook the landscape of the show as he was introduced by killing two of the series’ key characters and bullying Rick Grimes for the next 15 episodes.”
“Season Eight, however, will see the survivors going to war against Negan. The preview special will likely emphasize the road to Episode 100, recalling key moments from the series up to this point and previewing what opportunities such a milestone allows.”
Series Returns This October
AMC has already released a few short videos, special interviews, and clips on their various social media accounts to highlight the epic series. This new special will likely be more of an homage than an update for the new season.
However, it’s possible that we could get a few more images or a new clip that showcases some more details about the Season 8 premiere.
What do you think will happen in the first episode this October?