The season 8 finale of “The Walking Dead“ airs this Sunday and it looks like it will not only be the end of this season but the end of the series as we know it.
In a way…
Showrunner Scott Gimple recently spoke with EW about the upcoming finale and said that the episode will be the wrap up for all eight seasons that have preceded it.
“It was a very hard season. And kind of everybody is in this episode. It was just intense,” Gimple said. “People were pretty to the limit this year emotionally. Also, this episode isn’t just like these 15 episodes coming to a conclusion, but Angela and myself and the writers had always talked about this in many ways being sort of the conclusion of the first eight seasons.”
He continues: “This show will be very much a new show next year and with a bigger, new narrative. It was something I was really excited about getting into even before season 8. And so there was just a certain weight in the air of the kind of conclusion that we were getting closer to. It was a weird graduation for everybody.”
“The Walking Dead” Season 8 finale airs on AMC this Sunday.
Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, this gritty drama portrays life in the weeks and months following a zombie apocalypse. Led by police officer Rick Grimes, his family and a group of other survivors find themselves constantly on the move in search of a safe and secure home. But the pressure each day to stay alive sends many in the group to the deepest depths of human cruelty, and Rick discovers that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be more deadly than the zombies walking among them.