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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 Premiere Date & Recent News


'The Walking Dead' Season 8 release date -- Late 2017; confirmed by AMC

“The Walking Dead” Season 7 kicked off on Oct 23 on AMC with a serious increase of the viewing audience (+16.37% compared to previous season’s premiere), garnering over seventeen million viewers and principally good reviews from critics and the target audience. Sure, millions of devoted fans of this post-apocalyptic television series are trying to figure out whether or not we can expect “The Walking Dead” Season 8 on AMC, and if this happens, when will its release date? Fortunately, AMC has picked up its hit series “The Walking Dead” for a 16-episode eighth season. According to the official announcement, “The Walking Dead” Season 8 premiere is slated for late-2017 (most likely in October). There has been no official announcement of a specific release date. But if you don’t want to miss the upcoming premiere, you can sign up for our automatic notifications, as well as get acquainted with the additional info on the subject and watch the official trailer of the mid-season premiere.

Frankly, we have been expecting the announcement by AMC. “The Walking Dead” is the AMC’s absolute hit; the zombie apocalypse series keeps very strong television ratings and receives universal acclaim each season. Besides, “The Walking Dead” has an army of loyal fans that give a chance for the series to stay afloat. “‘The Walking Dead’ reigns as television’s most watched drama for adults 18-49 for the last four years,” according to AMC.

Aside from this announcement AMC also renewed its sisters series “Talking Dead” for a 16-episode seventh season. “Talking Dead” is “the highest-rated talk show on television and the No. 2 show on cable, behind The Walking Dead,” according to AMC.

“Eeny, meeny, miny, more,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott M. 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.”

“The Walking Dead” depicts the misadventures of a group of people who have managed to survive a zombie apocalypse, who wander in search of shelter led by police officer Rick Grimes. The TV series was developed by Frank Darabont for AMC, who also serves as executive producer.

Recent News & Updates

“The Walking Dead” Season 7A came to an end on Dec 11, garnering impressive 10.583 million viewers (+0.97%) with a 5.09 demo rating (+2.83%) among adults (18-49). To the delight of million of fans, on Dec 12, AMC announced the return date for a Season 7B. According to the scheduled, “The Walking Dead” is coming back on Sunday, February 12 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on AMC. Season 7B will consist of 8 episodes, according to AMC.

We’ll notify our subscribers about the upcoming winter premiere. It’s worth noting that AMC has already picked up “The Walking Dead” for a Season 8 and we’ll notify our subscribers about its release date as soon as AMC unveils it.

Season 8 Release Date

“The Walking Dead” Season 7 premieres Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 9|8c on AMC. However, expecting a successful launch of the seventh season, AMC has confirmed the renewal of “The Walking Dead” for a next instalment. “The Walking Dead” Season 8 is set to premiere in late-2017. However, AMC has yet to announce a specific release date for Season 8. Fortunately, thanks to our notification system, we’re able to notify you about the further updates of the horror drama television series, as well as about “The Walking Dead” Season 8 release date. Stay tuned. Don’t miss the premiere! Join our list of subscribers using the form below, and we’ll deliver a notification on the release date directly to your inbox.

Release Date (Season 7B): Sunday, February 12 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Renewal (Season 8): CONFIRMED, Release Date: Late-2017 (more-than-likely October)
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