The second half of Season 8 of “The Walking Dead” (known informally as Season 8B) kicks off in a few weeks, which means it’s time for AMC to unveil the show’s new artwork! It features Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Daryl (Norman Reedus), and Michonne (Danai Gurira) armed and ready for “The Last Stand.”
I don’t know about you guys, but my money’s on these three to really bring the pain to Negan and his Saviors during the back half of the season. Check out the new artwork below plus a teaser video for Season 8B above.
“The Walking Dead” Season 8B Synopsis:
All-out war has had a devastating impact on every person involved. The communities themselves are fractured. Alexandria has been destroyed, the people at Hilltop finds themselves pinned, and the Kingdom is shattered — half of them dead, the other half controlled by the Saviors.
At the very center — Rick, having been distracted by the conflict, has just returned home to learn that Carl, who heroically shepherded the Alexandrians to safety during Negan’s attack, has been bitten by a walker. Once his sole motivation in this otherwise stark existence, Rick is forced to deal with this reality. Carl has always been a beacon of hope, a symbol for the remaining thread of humanity — lessons that the survivors around him would be wise to take with them as this war surges onward.
But Rick isn’t the only person who’s living in peril. Aaron and Enid are in a dire situation at Oceanside — unclear if they’re in friendly territory, or if they’ve just made new enemies. Father Gabriel will do his part in attempting to smuggle Dr. Carson safely back to the Hilltop, and a pregnant Maggie is wrestling with the many moral gray areas that come with leadership during war. In a standoff with the Saviors, she must decide how to proceed with the dozens of POW lives she’s currently in control of, as well as new complications that come with being a leader.
In addition to the war, Negan continues to deal with struggles within his ranks as workers, traitors, and others’ thirst for power cause conflict at the Sanctuary. Having gifted the Saviors a major victory, Eugene’s loyalty is repeatedly tested as new obstacles present themselves.
As all-out war consumes us, the line between good and evil continues to blur. People fighting for what they believe in. Everybody working together for something bigger — to feel safe and have a world worth living in.
Season 8 of “The Walking Dead” resumes on Sunday, February 25th, at 9/8c. While you wait, if you’re not totally caught up, you can binge all the latest episodes on AMC.com or the AMC app.