A week before the premiere of The Walking Dead season seven, AMC has announced that season eight has already been commissioned. The season eight premiere in 2017 will be the 100th episode of the show, and will be 16 episodes long.
“Eeny, meeny, miny, more,” said AMC boss Charlie Collier in a statement, mimicking Negan in the season six finale. “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. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us.”
The news was confirmed at the star of a special two-hour retrospect for The Walking Dead that AMC aired on Sunday.
AMC has also released a season seven premiere clip that was shown at New York Comic Con, which reveals something very spoilery about the resolution of that infamous cliffhanger. It also shows the victim, though not in any recognisable form, to be fair…