AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead‘ is still one of the most watched shows on television but in recent years we’ve seen quite a few rating dips. Most of this blame has fallen on slow or uneven pacing which the showrunners have been using to craft their overall story arc with the bulk of the action near the beginning and end of each season. We’ve heard recently from Chandler Riggs that there will be a lot more going on in the eighth season and the new synopsis seems to confirm that we’ll be getting a lot more action! These 16-episodes will hopefully be filler free and not work on a slow burn that hasn’t been keeping audience’s interests.
Here it is below, folks!:
Last season, Rick Grimes and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be.
Feeling powerless under Negan’s rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn’t be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together other communities affected by the Saviors. And with the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, they finally have enough fire power to contest the Saviors.
This season, Rick brings ‘All Out War’ to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless — but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.
Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it’s not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors’ grip on this world may finally be coming to an end.
With Rick back in charge with a plan and Daryl no longer being kept on the sidelines, it sounds as if things will be ramping up from the beginning and not slowing down. At least, that’s what fans will be hoping when the series returns on October 22nd, 2017. The premiere will also be the 100th episode of the show so you can expect that they’ll be trying to outdo themselves when it picks back up.
Are you looking forward to the return of ‘The Walking Dead’? Do you feel that the showrunners will be addressing the pacing complaints from the previous seasons? Share your thoughts below!