The AMC confirmed that the zombie apocalypse blockbuster series "The Walking Dead" will be renewed for an eighth season, exactly a week before the much awaited seventh season of the show.
The eight season of the show was confirmed to have 16 episodes in which it will start with the 100th episode of the world famous TV show as reported by Yahoo! News.
The TWD season 8 was also confirmed to debut later next year, around October.
AMC box Charlie Collier expressed joy for being able to work with TWD’s Robert Kirkman and Scott Gimple, as well as the staff and the cast of the show according to E! News.
"Eeny, meeny, miny, more," Collier said, mimicking Negan portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan in a scene where he chooses who to kill using his baseball bat named Lucile in the TWD’s Season 6 finale episode.
“What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring The Walking Dead to the fans. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us,” he added.
In line with this, it has been reported that "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman has revealed that the show’s ending will be far different from the ending in the comics. He also said that he would still like the comic series of The Walking Dead to continue even though the TV series has ended to he needs to think of a different ending for the show instead. The producer also admitted that he already know in his mind how he would like the show to end.
"The Walking Dead" Season 7 will return next Sunday, October 23 at 9 p.m. at the AMC followed by a 90-minute live episode of the Talking Dead.