Owing to "The Walking Dead" series' cult following and gripping plot, AMC did not wait on the viewership ratings for "The Walking Dead" season 7 and decided to renew it for another season.
According to Deadline, "The Walking Dead" season 8 is scheduled to have 16 episodes and is slated for release in fall 2017, which places its debut on primetime around October. Given this new development, season 8 will kick off with the 100th episode of the series with Scott M. Gimple as showrunner.
"Talking Dead," the companion series for TWD, was also renewed for another season. Charlie Collier, AMC's president, expressed his gratitude towards the fans of the series as well as his happiness working with Scott Gimple and Rober Kirkman.
"The Walking Dead" Season 7 Spoilers: The Burning Question Remains
"The Walking Dead" season 6 ended with a cliffhanger and fans still continue to guess and speculate about Negan's next casualty. The internet is rife with theories on who goes and who stays in the series. While it is still unclear who meets their end at the beginning of the season, the most popular theory is that it would be Glenn since he died in the comic version after all. Then, there's the theory that it would be Maggie who will meet her death because her engagement ring was shown. Negan's bat, Lucille, would also meet her end.
All of these remain to be theories as "The Walking Dead" cast and production crew have been tight-lipped about the season 7 premiere. So far, the latest piece of information that fans have is from Jeffrey Dean Morgan who plays the villain Negan. All he divulged is that the season will continue from the events of the season 6 finale. He added that "TWD" season 7 will be the game changer for the series.
"The Day Will Come When You Won't Be," the long-awaited season 7 premiere of "The Walking Dead," will finally air on Oct. 23, Sunday at 9/8c.