Fans have been excited about "Walking Dead" Season 8, especially after an action-packed finale of Season 7. They'd be happy to know that they are not alone in the excitement. Cast member Andrew Lincoln, better known as Rick Grimes in the AMC horror drama series, is equally interested in it. The lead character has said that he "can't wait" for the next season to begin.
Lincoln earlier revealed that he did not know about the Scavengers twist in the Season 7 finale. Now, he talks about his eagerness to start filming the next season, and he clarifies that it has nothing to do with promoting the TV series. "This is not a cynical act to try and amp up enthusiasm for the hundredth episode in season 8," Entertainment Weekly quoted the actor as saying. "But I am genuinely more excited about this next episode and the following 15 than I've ever been in my life. I can't wait to get back."
"Walking Dead" Season 7 saw new communities introduced. That is why Lincoln's character was missing for a long time in the season. However, the actor said the set-up work would work for the upcoming season. According to him, Season 7 worked on a lot of set pieces by introducing and positioning major players in the landscape. Now, they will start playing the real game in Season 8. And I think now we get to start really playing the game. "The game is afoot," he said.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Scott M. Gimple earlier answered questions about what might happen in the upcoming season. He said comics readers were expecting a lot of things that would happen next in the series. He said the makers of the show were doing all the variations of the book. Meanwhile, AMC is yet to confirm the premiere date of "Walking Dead" Season 8.