No One Knows Where to Shoot in New ‘Walking Dead’ Season 8 Key Art
The Walking Dead has a grave new threat to face in Season 8. Sure, there’s Negan, the dead and that whole “All Out War” thing, but depth-perception is the real killer. There’s enemies on all sides in new Season 8 key art, and no one seems to agree which way is up.
AMC shared the new “All Out War” key art for Walking Dead Season 8; likely to be found hanging as a giant banner for New York Comic-Con in October. Either way, guns pointed in every direction seems to place our Walking Dead heroes on the most inconsistent landscape possible, and is it me, or has Michonne stabbed poor Maggie?
In the meantime, so reads the Season 8 synopsis:
Last year, Rick Grimes and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be. The introduction of Negan and the Saviors broke our group.
Feeling powerless under Negan’s rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn’t be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together other communities affected by the Saviors. And with the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, they finally have enough fire power to contest the Saviors.
This year, Rick brings “All Out War” to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless – but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.
Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it’s not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom – Negan and the Saviors’ grip on this world may finally be coming to an end.
Elsewhere of The Walking Dead Season 8, we know Steven Ogg, Katelyn Nacon and Pollyanna McIntosh have been elevated to series regulars in their roles as Negan’s man Simon, Alexandria survivor Enid and scavenger Jadis. It’s also possible Danai Gurira, Christian Serratos and Jeffrey Dean Morgan appear less in the first half, owing to Avengers: Infinity War, motherhood and Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage film, while the October premiere will also answer that mysterious “Old Man Rick” scene from the trailer.
We’ll see more soon, so stay tuned for the latest from The Walking Dead Season 8.