The Walking Dead Renewed for an Eighth Season Ahead of Season Seven Premiere

A full week ahead of the show’s season seven premiere, The Walking Dead has been renewed for a season eight. Of course, this comes as little surprise: the show is a smash success for AMC, and there’s no end in sight.

“Eeny, meeny, miney, more,” said AMC president Charlie Collier, in reference to the show’s infamous season six cliffhanger, which will hopefully be resolved when season seven premieres. “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.”

The show’s eighth season will bring it to 100 episodes, a landmark achievement for any scripted series. With The Walking Dead’s absurd levels of popularity, it seems unlikely that 100 will be the end, either. The show’s first six seasons have established a formula that’s meant to last, and it looks like it will do just that.

Season seven of The Walking Dead premieres at 9 p.m. EST this Sunday, Oct. 23 on AMC. Buckle up—it’s going to be a bloody one.

‘The Walking Dead’ Teases Daryl Dixon’s Death in Season 7 Clip

We’ve seen the trailer and read the explanations behind the Season 6 cliffhanger, and now we finally have a sneak peek for The Walking Dead Season 7. The short clip shows Dwight, a member of The Saviors and Daryl Dixon’s rival, pulling over on a desolate highway on Daryl’s motorcycle and wearing what seems to be his signature leather vest. Could this mean that Negan’s barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat “Lucille” choose Daryl as its victim? To refresh your memory, Negan’s bat could have well landed on Michonne, Glenn, Maggie, Abraham, Sasha, Aaron, Rosita, Eugene, Carl or Rick; though the last two are unlikely due to Negan’s eye comment. Stay tuned for more as the new season of The Walking Dead premieres on October 23.

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The First Trailer for ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 Is Finally Here

AMC finally delivered on months of agonizing speculation Friday, dropping the first trailer for The Walking Dead‘s seventh season. The Dead team invaded San Diego Comic-Con, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan even bringing along his character Negan’s trusty companion Lucille, a.k.a. that bat laden with death.

The fresh trailer kicks off with an emotional look back at who exactly Negan’s bat victim may have been, though the retrospective strategically ends before actuallyproviding anything resembling an answer. But the AMC gods know better than to leave Dead fans empty-handed. Here we get our first look at King Ezekiel, played by Khary Payton.

“It was a pretty traumatic and intense and weird two nights,” star Andrew Lincoln told Variety after that (spoiler alert!) death-centered finale aired in April. “It’s an astonishing scene and I thought Jeffrey Dean Morgan was just magnificent and magnetic in it. But also it was the first time I had felt a sense of unity and focus and intensity from everybody. All around the camera and also from the entire cast. I hadn’t felt like that since Season 1.”

Ahead of the presumably heartbreaking premiere, Deadline reports that AMC will be debuting a behind-the-scenes featurette centered on the making of Dead‘s seventh season Aug. 14. Additionally, AMC is hoping to get all the aloof lames caught up on the entire series with a two-hour recap special Oct. 16.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC Oct. 23.

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How ‘Walking Dead’ Fans Can Prepare For The Zombie Apocalypse … Or Just A Natural Disaster

Whether you’re a diehard fan of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” there’s no denying that the show is infectious. Since premiering in 2010, America’s undead obsession has spread like a deadly disease.

Not only are viewers tuning in to the deadly drama, based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, but fans are also gearing up for an impending apocalypse by partaking in zombie-themed races, games and purchasing survival kits. Even the United States’ Center for Disease control has gotten in on the action, dedicating an entire section on their website to a potential zombie outbreak.The page provides a detailed list of items which would likely come in handy should the evil undead one day attempt an uprising. Among the items recommended by the CDC are water, first aid supplies, nonperishable food items, and tools and supplies like knives, battery powered radios and flashlights and more. While it may seem unlikely — OK, next to impossible — the list provides a fun way for the perpetually unprepared to have a few essentials on hand in the event of an unforeseen emergency, undead or otherwise.

The CDC isn’t the only one hoping to trick zombie-obsessed American’s into taking safety seriously. First My Family followed in the footsteps of OpticsPlanet and Man Crates, teaming up with AMC to create a “The Walking Dead” themed survival kit. While their Zombie Preparedness Kit does not feature all the bells and whistles of either of its predecessors, it is certainly practical.

The ZPAK’s contents fit neatly inside a 32 ounce Nalgene water bottle. The kit includes a whistle/compass combo, band aids, a 12-hour glow stick, a rain poncho and a space blanket. The ZPAK may be a no-frills survival kit, but each item serves a purpose whether you’re slaying zombies in Alexandria or just trying to get by. Throughout Season 6 of “The Walking Dead” Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Michonne (Danai Gurira) and the gang have encountered a series of problems that could have been solved by employing any number of the items included in First My Family’s survival kit.

The water bottle, for example, would have been great to have had on hand after the all-out walker attack in Season 6, episode 10. I mean, really, who couldn’t use a cool sip of water after slaying zombies left and right? Plus, now that Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Carl (Chandler Riggs) and the gang have taken back Alexandria, they have access to running water — what a time to be alive! Both the rain poncho and the space blanket would be perfect for going undercover. Rather than smear your clothing in the rotting flesh, blood and organs of a walker like Jessie (Alexandra Breckenridge), Rick, and Carl in the Season 6 midseason finale, one could cloak either the poncho or space blanket around them, load up on undead flesh and fly under walker’s radar.

Injuries are common on “The Walking Dead” — case and point, Carl’s eye. Although Rick’s son was fortunate enough to find something to patch the wound temporarily, I’m sure it would have been nice to know he had band aids readily available. The same could be said for Scott (Kenric Green), who was shot during episode 7 and struggled to control the pain and bleeding while also keeping up with the group.

While a general rule of zombie survival is to make as little noise as possible, First My Family’s whistle/compass combo would have been great for Glenn (Steven Yeun) to distract the hoard of hungry zombies that came for him — and devoured his cohort Nicholas (Michael Traynor) — during “Thank You.” His wife Maggie (Lauren Cohan) could have used the whistle/compass and the 12-hour glow stick in the First My Family kit during episode 5 when she set out in search of her man. The glowstick could have lit the way as she navigated in the dark — and, let’s face it, it’s easier to hold than that flashlight rig she built.

Overall, the First My Family ZPAK ranks pretty low on the scale.  It’s a cool novelty item and hits many of the important items listed on the CDC’s website — like water and first aid supplies — but also misses the mark in a few key areas. First My Family’s kit is small, does not take into consideration protection and would likely need to be replenished within a day or two of use. It is, however, perfect for the novice survivalist, looking to lay the foundation on a preparedness kit for any potentially disastrous occasion.

The kit can be found HERE. Be sure to tune into “The Walking Dead” Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on AMC.

‘The Walking Dead’ Season Premiere Had An Astounding Amount Of Walkers

The season premiere of The Walking Dead dealt with some of the look ends from last time. Morgan’s back in the crew, everyone’s adjusting to Rick as group leader… oh, and there were a huge infestation of walkers just moping around waiting to cause havoc.

We’ll have a full recap up a bit later, but for now, let’s look back at just how many walkers were on screen at once.

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A Seven Minute Recap of ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5

To prepare everyone for season 6 of The Walking Dead, which premiers this Sunday, October 11th, the Fine Brothers have created a seven minute recap of season 5. Previously they made a recap of seasons 1-4.

The Walking Dead returns for Season 6 on Sunday, October 11th. We present a recap of Season 5 so you can be fully caught up to watch and enjoy the Season 6 premiere with your friends and make them think you actually know the series when in reality you just spent 7 minutes watching this video.

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Is Season Six The End Of The Road For A Major ‘Walking Dead’ Character?

The sixth season of The Walking Dead kicks off Sunday, October 11, and already people are speculating about who is going to live or die. Rather than the “slow burn” approach of Fear the Walking Dead, word is The Walking Dead plans on kicking things off in fifth gear with someone getting eaten in the very first episode.

Whether that’ll be a major or minor character remains to be seen, but there’s nothing minor about another character rumored to be on the chopping block for this season. Potential spoilers ahead!

Out of the Atlanta Five, only Glenn has managed to stay pure and kill only walkers. Everyone else has had to kill a human or 10 in their quest to stay alive. It’s not like Glenn didn’t have the opportunity. The fifth season ended with his character almost meeting his demise via the machinations of Nicholas, but Glenn ended up saving the scumbag instead of killing him.

Now the rumor mill is starting to ramp up regarding Glenn’s demise in the new season. In the comic books, Glenn is killed by Negan, a pivotal character in Robert Kirkman’s monthly series. There was speculation that Negan was the character in the train car at the end of the season five premiere, and even more speculation that he’ll play a much larger role in the upcoming sixth season. If he does, that does not bode well for the fate of Glenn.

That being said, just because something happens in the comics doesn’t mean it’ll go down the same in the show. At this point, plot points and character fates have been switched up so much that you can’t rely on the source material to see into the future. And for all the smoke coming from set reports and insiders, there may end up being no fire. Remember the hubbub as last season was ending and Daryl rumors started circulating?

There’s only one way to find out what will happen for sure, and that’s to watch the damn show. After several somewhat disappointing weeks of Fear the Walking Dead, the original can’t return soon enough. A few more days!

A Look at Season Six of ‘The Walking Dead’ Features an Elevated Threat From Both Zombies and Humans

AMC has released a look at the upcoming sixth season of The Walking Dead. During the interviews with cast members, executive producer Greg Nicotero claimed that there will be an elevated threat from both zombies and humans. Season six of The Walking Dead is scheduled to premiere on October 11th, 2015 at 9 PM EST.

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What’s Hot for Halloween? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Walking Dead Costumes

Expect to see a lot of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael this Halloween.

Some of the most popular costumes are expected to be based on the reptilian superheroes after the 2014 release of the film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” according to Steven Silverstein, CEO of Spirit Halloween, a chain of more than 1,150 pop-up stores devoted to costumes and decor for the holiday. Children love the Turtles, and so do adults who watched them on TV and in movies when they were kids, he says.

Girls are expected to choose costumes based on the Disney TV movie, “The Descendants,” the story of the children of Disney characters such as Cruella De Vil and Cinderella.

Adult costumes and accessories based on TV shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Orange Is the New Black” are expected to sell well. Costumes based on superheroes like the Avengers or Batman should also be brisk sellers, Silverstein says.

And as usual, corsets and skimpy outfits for women are likely to attract a lot of partygoers. Risque costumes are big Halloween sellers.

For those with gorier tastes, Halloween fare also includes bloodied zombies and ghouls and characters from slasher movie classics like “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Friday the 13th.”

This ‘Walking Dead’ Season Six Trailer Has All The Zombies Missing From ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

Those of you complaining about the lack of, y’know, walking dead on Fear the Walking Dead, take heart: The original Walking Dead will return on Sunday, October 11, and from the look of this promo for the season premiere, it’s bringing hordes of zombies with it.

In 15 short seconds, we get more walkers than we have in the first four episodes of Fear the Walking Dead. And sure, Fear‘s got a couple of good things going for it, like a ruthless military and an entire cast of characters I can’t wait to see get Noah’d. But sometimes you just wanna see 1,000 undead show up to kick ass and chew brain, and for that, The Walking Dead just can’t return soon enough.

Two and a half more weeks, folks. Walkers are coming.

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