The Walking Dead remains one of TV’s most enduring series, pulling in millions of viewers per week – addicted to the zombie carnage. But for those who found Season 7 to be something of a drag (aka, everyone) there’s good news from the shows management – Season 8 will finally get down to the action.
Scott Gimple revealed the plans on AMC’s Talking Dead after show, saying;
“I say it’s going to be bigger, it’s going to be more intense. I say these things and I’ve meant them every year and I think we’ve actually accomplished that…. This year, same thing. More intense. The first 4 episodes will melt people’s minds and break their televisions.”
“…going to be different. They aren’t going to meet in Alexandria every weekend and do that. There are twists and turns to it, definitely some small-scale things and some large-scale things and a whole different momentum to the story. Now that [the various factions] are in public conflict and everything is on the table as far as everybody knows who everybody is to each other and what’s going on, the narrative changes a lot.”
“It’s going to become a bit more kinetic and fast-moving, because that’s where the story is going. The content is definitely going to be determining the form.”
We’re pleased to hear this. Season 7 was widely criticised for its insanely slow build – which saw viewers turning off en-masse. The big issue that after such a powerful end to Season 6 of the show, many wanted to see more action. The reality though is that show settled into a location jumping format that robbed focus from the show.
The Season 7 finale was incredibly fun though, if again slightly drawn out. Thankfully the finale was more optimistic and set the show up for what promises to be an action thrill ride. We’re certainly interested to see the show finally pay off on some of the plot threads its been teasing.
Are you hyped for Season 7 of The Walking Dead?