‘The Walking Dead’ season 8
Andrew Lincoln plays Rick Grimes on ‘The Walking Dead’ season 8. AMC/The Walking Dead

Two new stills from “The Walking Dead” season 8 and character posters of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Eugene (Josh McDermitt) have been released online. A welcome change for Daryl (Norman Reedus) involves getting his bike and crossbow back.

The first of the two stills posted on Entertainment Weekly shows Daryl on his back. The character had a rough time last season, and now it’s time to get his revenge on Negan and the Saviors.

The second picture is that of King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) with Rick. The two characters have formed an alliance, along with the community of Hilltop, to take on the common enemy, Negan. A major focus of the plot next season will be this war.

Three character posters have also been released. The pictures of Rick, Negan and Eugene can be seen on the Skybound website.

As far as the plot is concerned, details from the hour-long preview that aired on AMC has been posted on Skybound. As the trailer teased, the series will show Rick as an older man with a long grey beard and a walking stick.

An important development on the show is the birth of Maggie’s (Lauren Cohan) baby. Fans may not get to see the birth as it will happen a long time after the coming war, but executive producer Scott M. Gimple teased that anything is possible.

The other more interesting thing about “The Walking Dead” season 8 is the possibility of Morgan Jones’ (Lennie James) death. The line “I don’t die,” James admits, doesn’t bode well for the character. The TV series has the habit of killing of people who act as the moral compass of the group, fall in love or have a great idea.

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