The Walking Dead Drops New Trailer and Keyart for Mid-Season Return

The war continues when AMC's zombie series returns later in February.

by | February 2, 2018 | Comments

UPDATED with The Walking Dead’s new, full mid-season trailer above. Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) declares, “I am the answer,” while dying Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) shares a story about his mother with his dad, Rick (Andrew Lincoln).

When last we left Rick and the remnants of the Alexandrians, they had been run out of their home by Negan and the gang, who were hell-bent on revenge, while young Carl had a gnarly zombie bite on his tummy. Surely, this is the end for Carl! Or is it? Not quite yet anyway.

The new teaser for the mid-season return of season 8, which is currently hovering just Fresh of Tomatometer no man’s land at 69%, starts out showing Rick and Michonne (Danai Gurira) carrying a limp Carl away from the flames of Alexandria. Enid (Katelyn Nacon), meanwhile, clues us in that “the Saviors are coming.” In another shot, Negan agrees: “My people — they are comin’!” Got it. Saviors are on the move.

“Doesn’t matter,” voiceover Rick says. “It’s already too late. This is where you die.” Rick, a father whose kid has a death sentence, is — probably, just guessing here — a terrifying thing.

The writing is on the screen: “This February, it’s time to finish the fight.”

The Walking Dead season 8 keyart (AMC)
(Photo by AMC)

Over the break, the series was granted a ninth season, and showrunner-producer Scott M. Gimple was promoted to a new role as chief content officer overseeing the whole of The Walking Dead universe, including Fear the Walking Dead. Writer and co-executive producer Angela Kang takes the title of executive producer and showrunner starting with season nine.

AMC also released new keyart for the return of the season. Click the images above and below to enlarge them.

The Walking Dead season 8 keyart (AMC)
(Photo by AMC)

The Walking Dead returns February 25 at 9/8C on AMC.



Tag Cloud

Superheroe robots Walt Disney Pictures Britbox Ovation supernatural Nat Geo Nickelodeon 2015 Trivia Marvel Music TV Land CNN Teen Emmys TLC Crackle BET Podcast E! Columbia Pictures USA Network Countdown The Arrangement 2016 Year in Review spy thriller Star Wars Cartoon Network Netflix Infographic SundanceTV History Opinion Awards composers dramedy Cosplay 24 frames SXSW Sundance Now justice league TruTV zombie MTV Sony Pictures Universal cults Nominations HBO Musical TCA Fall TV Sundance DirecTV GIFs Spring TV Esquire Rom-Com dc IFC Christmas Red Carpet American Society of Cinematographers streaming TCM El Rey TCA 2017 Certified Fresh science fiction Sci-Fi golden globes TBS serial killer The CW TIFF social media talk show docudrama YouTube Red Lifetime period drama diversity Marathons Lionsgate Winners Syfy Fantasy Oscars FXX Premiere Dates Comic Book Dark Horse Comics historical drama Acorn TV Trailer Adult Swim Drama travel ESPN aliens singing competition See It Skip It Valentine's Day Reality President Western Tumblr Mary Tyler Moore IFC Films Grammys TV OWN 007 Hulu Winter TV GLAAD sports 2017 AMC 20th Century Fox crime boxoffice Pop dceu Rock vampires political drama ratings Amazon CBS All Access Fox News Paramount Musicals Masterpiece Food Network Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt crime drama Photos harry potter Writers Guild of America war BBC binge CW Seed cooking NYCC CMT DC Comics Showtime Bravo Biopics zombies discovery Shondaland Disney Channel CBS festivals PBS DC Universe SDCC X-Men Horror Toys FOX Rocky Best and Worst TNT DC streaming service finale Action Pixar Thanksgiving Box Office Warner Bros. Kids & Family Schedule hist cops USA transformers cinemax ABC Family APB Video Games Star Trek Extras Watching Series Tomatazos 45 Spike YA adventure Apple Calendar sitcom Superheroes comiccon biography romance Polls and Games crossover Martial Arts Animation cats police drama Lucasfilm Comedy Creative Arts Emmys RT History Summer E3 PaleyFest Comedy Central psycho BBC America Character Guide MSNBC thriller Ellie Kemper Interview FX First Look LGBTQ Election Sneak Peek technology Reality Competition Paramount Network Mystery National Geographic ABC WGN NBC Freeform Logo Set visit A&E Ghostbusters 21st Century Fox unscripted Starz GoT crime thriller what to watch ITV Country Super Bowl medical drama VH1 based on movie Pirates Holidays Mindy Kaling VICE politics Disney