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The Walking Dead season 8 release date is here and you've got 3 months to prepare

We finally know when The Walking Dead season 8 (opens in new tab) is ambling onto our screens! To boost excitement for the show's upcoming San Diego Comic Con (opens in new tab) panel, AMC revealed the October 22 premiere date along with fresh artwork for the upcoming season 8 on Twitter:

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As artwork goes, it's pretty self-explanatory: Rick and Negan are squaring off, each wearing a menacing glare. 

But, considering what we already know about the season premiere it's to be expected. It's apparently going to be a rather balls-to-the-wall affair that will *finally* show us a bit of the epic war we've been promised for practically the whole of season 7. As the premiere also doubles as the show's 100th episode (opens in new tab), I wouldn't be surprised if another fan favourite gets killed off.

Image: AMC

Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.