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A new behind-the-scenes video of “The Walking Dead” season 8b has been released online. The producers and the cast members of the show talk about what’s in store for the heroes. The video also teases some of the scenes from the next part of the season.

The biggest strength of the heroes is their tenacity and determination to win, according to Executive Producer Greg Nicotero. The simple plan at the moment is to just survive and build a community where life can go on, Nicotero said in the behind-the-scenes video (see below).

Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the others have achieved a lot so far by keeping the Saviors at bay and saving many of their own people. However, Co-executive Producer Denise Huth pointed out that the characters are feeling a sense of defeat. One reason for this is that some of the members of the group let their emotions get the better of them, going astray from the original plan. The consequence of these actions is that the Saviors were able to bounce back from what seemed like an impossible situation to get out of.

Huth explained that the main driving force for many of the characters is rage. She added that by the time the war ends, they will lose a lot more than what they anticipated.

Perhaps the biggest loss involves the impending death of Carl (Chandler Riggs). The revelation that Carl has been bitten is described by Nicotero as a defining moment. This moment will apparently redirect Rick, a character who has so far only focused on taking out Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) with as little bloodshed as possible.

Will Rick turn to mindless violence while avenging the death of Carl? The heroes are all united at the moment, with Daryl (Norman Reedus) pointing out how lethal they can be when they stand together against a common enemy.

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