Season 8 of The Walking Dead has been an interesting one. With All Out War against Negan and The Saviors in full swing, the first half of the season was chock full of gunfights and action. And with the midseason finale providing Chandler Riggs' Carl a major cliffhanger, anticipation for the apocalyptic drama to return has been high. Since the conflict between Negan and Rick is set set to end by the time the season wraps up, all eyes are on what will happen with Season 8's back half. Norman Reedus recently teased exactly this, and it should put some of the naysayers at ease. Some closure is finally coming to The Walking Dead.
It looks like the folks at The Walking Dead are aware of some fan reaction, and are making steps forward to keeping the series fresh and interesting for its millions of fans. The franchise is showing no signs of slowing down, so keeping the fanbase invested is no doubt a top priority for the network.
Norman Reedus' comments to EW about closure is exciting, considering on what unsteady footing the survivors have been on for the past few seasons. The official arrival of Negan was a game changer for TWD, and we've seen the various communities finally rise up against his tyrannic rule. There has been no sense of safety for many episodes, so finally having the conflict with The Saviors end is probably the right call.
Closure will also no doubt be a theme when The Walking Dead returns, due to the fate of Carl Grimes. The midseason finale shocked fans when it was revealed that Carl had been bitten in the abdomen when attempting to recruit newcomer Siddiq. He's expected to die in the upcoming premiere, and both Rick and Michonne will be mourning the death of their son. With the group currently hiding in the sewers underneath, the couple will also have to find a way to get everyone out alive and transported to The Hilltop.
Luckily, we won't have to wait too long for answers. The Walking Dead will return to AMC February 25th. In the meantime, check out our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch, and our cancellation list to see if your favorite show got the chop last year.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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