“Walking Dead” Sets Eighth Season Premiere

AMC has set an October 22nd premiere date for the upcoming eighth season premiere of its long-running zombie drama “The Walking Dead”.

The episode also marks the 100th episode of the series. The season will follow the second half of the third season of “Fear the Walking Dead” which returns September 10th.

The date came from a piece of artwork the network released for the show ahead of its previously scheduled panel at San Diego Comic Con this week.

Said panel has been scrapped as further details of the tragic death of stuntman John Bernecker on the Georgia set of the show, emerge. A full report about that is up at THR.

Production on the new season was halted immediately but resumed July 17th.