Can we have a few moments, please?
AMC has released the first trailer for The Walking Dead Season 8 and it features pretty much everyone teaming up against Negan.
We’re talking Rick, Team Alexandria, Maggie and Team Hilltop, along with Ezekiel and Team Kingdom, all dead set on avenging the murders of Glenn and Abraham.
“Hope you’ve got your s-itting pants on,” Negan says in the following preview, which opens, of course, with some taunting from everyone’s favorite villain.
(Seriously, how terrific is Jeffrey Dean Morgan in this role?!?)
We then see many explosions, a whole lot of fighting and even more zombies, prior to the more jarring scene of the extended trailer:
Rick, waking up in a hospital bed, with a grey beard and a cane by his side.
Like we said at the outset: Umm… WHAT?!?
Elsewhere in the promo, we see Ezekiel rallying the troops like only he can.
“When I first met him, Jesus said my world was gonna get a whole lot bigger. We found that world. We found each other. That bigger world is ours by right. Those who use and take and kill, we end them,” he says at one point, adding:
“With everything we’ve beat, everything we’ve endured, everything we’ve risen above, everything we’ve become – no matter what comes next, we’ve won!
“We’ve already won!”
The Walking Dead returns on Sunday, October 22.
You can always visit our friends at TV Fanatic to watch The Walking Dead online in order to catch up before then, and also take note:
A trio of actors have been bumped up to series-regular status:
Check out the preview now: