'The Walking Dead' season 7 news: AMC renews the show for season 8

(Facebook/TheWalkingDeadAMC)Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the notorious Negan in AMC's "The Walking Dead"

AMC recently announced that the popular post-apocalyptic zombie drama, "The Walking Dead," has been renewed for season 8, even though the show is still a few days away from its season 7 premiere. 

"Eeny, meeny, miny, more. 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," AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios President, Charlie Colier said.

On top of the renewal for the show's eighth season, AMC continued to reveal that its live after-show, "Talking Dead," is also getting another 16-episode run.

According to the network's post, fans should expect "The Walking Dead" season 8 to premiere in late 2017, probably around the same time as the season 7 premiere, which is set to kick off on Sunday, Oct. 23.

As for the details, though, reports have it that "The Walking Dead" season 7 episode 1 is going to be titled as "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be."

Of course, the only information that fans are looking forward to in the season premiere is the revelation of who will receive Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) wrath. However, "The Walking Dead" executive producer Greg Nicotero teased that they should expect to see more, particularly the drama side of the story.

"There's so much more that happens in that episode that is more heartbreaking than that moment, that by the time the episode's over it's almost too much. It's that intense," Nicotero said on AMC's "Geeking Out," adding, "It just keeps getting worse."

As for the other threats aside from The Saviors, AMC recently published a photo seemingly hinting the coming of the savage group of survivors known as The Whisperers. Unfortunately, the network has yet to release any other clues whether or not the fan speculations about it are accurate. More news about that should emerge in the coming weeks.

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