'The Walking Dead'
A picture of Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes in "The Walking Dead" TV series. The Walking Dead/ Facebook

A new sneak peek of “The Walking Dead” season 8 has been released online. As important characters die on the show, new ones are added. Furthermore, Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) will meet someone interesting this year.

The Saviors are preparing for a big war, but the two sides will first have to plan a strategy. In the meantime, there’s room for a lot of drama. In the sneak peek posted on YouTube, Carl is out scavenging for supplies all by himself. After driving to a supply-rich location, he starts to look around until he hears someone’s voice.

The new character is not seen in the video. He’s too scared to show himself to a boy wielding a gun. The stranger, however, understands the fear people have in the post-apocalyptic world. The zombies are not the only thing that should be feared. There is no law, and crazy groups are all over the place, trying to take what they can to survive.

The stranger tries to have a conversation with Carl while hidden. The only reason he’s trying to make contact is because he’s been shot at and he hasn’t eaten for a few days. The new character has been through so much that he now fears that the boy he’s seeing may be a delusion.

Carl is quickly able to locate the stranger and approach him. The scene ends after the moment he trains his gun on the visitor.

Who is this stranger? Is he a friend or a foe? Will he come in handy in the fight against the Saviors? Fans will have to wait and watch the show to find out.

The scene is from the premiere episode of “The Walking Dead” season 8. The title of the first episode is “Mercy,” and it airs on the October 23 on Foxtel.

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