Sneak Peek more footage from the Season 8 premiere of AMC's "The Walking Dead" 'zombie' TV series, debuting its 100th episode "Mercy", directed by Greg Nicotero, October 22, 2017:
"...last season, '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.
"Feeling powerless under the rules and demands from the repulsive 'Negan', 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 season, 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.
"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 'walker' world may finally be coming to an end..."