Ever since The Strolling Lifeless obtained its spinoff (aka prequel) sequence, Concern the Strolling Lifeless, followers and reporters alike have been badgering the producers behind the 2 reveals about the potential for a crossover — and apparently stated badgering has lastly paid off.
“There are two Strolling Lifeless reveals, I am not gonna title them… There may be one character that’s going to go from one present, that I cannot title… and seem within the different present, which I cannot title,” sequence creator Robert Kirkman revealed on the present’s New York Comedian Con panel. “So what does that imply, as a result of these timelines, how does that work? Are we going to see an attention-grabbing backstory of a Strolling Lifeless character displaying up in Concern the Strolling Lifeless, or are we going to see a Concern the Strolling Lifeless character present up in The Strolling Lifeless, and see a future model of a personality? What’s gonna occur? Is it going to be one thing utterly completely different than that? Who is aware of?”
On a extra critical notice, Kirkman added, “It is a big occasion on the planet of The Strolling Lifeless, we’re very enthusiastic about this; there’s going to be extra information on this entrance within the coming months, so please keep tuned to what they name ‘the web.’ It’s gonna be big, we’re all very excited.”
However earlier than we are able to get to the crossover, we’ve to rejoin Rick Grimes and his gang within the midst of “All Out Battle,” the comedian e book storyline that serves as inspiration for Season eight, which sees the inhabitants of Alexandria, Hilltop and the Kingdom going up towards Negan and his saviors.
“Season 7 sucked for Rick Grimes, however Season eight, he’s undoubtedly getting his strut again,” Andrew Lincoln previewed. “It’s been a lot enjoyable. It’s been onerous as a result of each episode has been so huge and it strikes so shortly, the story, however we’ve obtained the gang again collectively … It’s harking back to Seasons 1-Four.”
Even higher? We’d lastly see the heroes get a win, after a season of full distress.
“It is taken 100 episodes for Rick to give you a superb plan,” Lincoln stated, “and that is it.”
Negan definitely put Rick via the wringer in Season 7, however it was Norman Reedus’ Daryl who took the brunt of the villain’s torture. Naturally, then, Reedus says his character is out for blood this yr.
“The band’s again collectively and this season is 2 huge groups towards one another,” Reedus teased. “However he’s going a bit rogue at occasions and he needs revenge.”
After a season of being Negan’s punching bag, it is about time.
The Strolling Lifeless Season eight premieres Oct. 22 on AMC.