The Walking Dead showrunner has revealed how season 8 will end
The Walking Dead showrunner, Scott Gimple, has shared some exciting news about what to expect from the season eight finale.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gimple revealed how long the war between Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the villainous Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) will last.
He said: “[It] will absolutely be resolved by the end of season eight.”
So surely that means either Negan or Rick will have been defeated by the end of this upcoming series; no doubt a massive lure to any viewers that dropped out during season seven.
Fans are still waiting to see how this will all coincide with the ‘Old Man Rick’ clip featured in the trailer. However, apparently the mysterious time jump will be explained in the premiere episode this October.
Writer of the comics, Robert Kirkman, reassured viewers that they won’t have to wait long to find out the truth behind the mysterious scene.
“I’m pretty sure you’ll learn in the first episode what that means,” he said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour (via Entertainment Weekly).
“Was it the time jump? I don’t know, maybe it was Rick waking up from his coma. Wouldn’t that be weird?
“That is an intriguing titbit that we did throw out there on purpose, and we’re hoping that people continue to question how it is that fits into the storyline and what it is.
“Comic book fans know where a scene that kind of looked like that would fall, but it also doesn’t seem like we would be getting to that just yet if you were a comic book fan, so there’s a mystery to that.”
The Walking Dead returns October 23 on FOX in the UK.