The Walking Dead returns for its eighth season on October 22nd and promises to be “All Out War,” as Rick and the rest of Team Family finally take the fight back to Negan and his Saviors, who made life a living hell for them throughout the entirety of last season. Of course, with war comes death and The Walking Dead hype machine has emphasized that heads will roll this season (so basically, it will be like every other season in this regard).
Andrew Lincoln has promised that “big deaths” are coming, while his co-star Lennie James has warned that at least one “beloved character” will be killed off this season. The real test will be if any major characters are counted among those losses, as it’s already given that a variety of minor players will be getting the ax. Could we see a character of actual importance like Daryl or Michonne become walker chow in Season 8? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, here are the characters we think are most likely to die in The Walking Dead Season 8.
Alright, I’ll readily admit that I don’t actually expect Rick Grimes to be killed off in Season 8, as he’s about as close to being a “safe” character as there is. Still, shouldn’t we take this assumption we all have before the start of every season that Rick is going to be fine as a sign that Robert Kirkman could easily pull the rug out from under us and kill of his story’s main character at any time?
Kirkman has already admitted that The Walking Dead could go on without Rick and even though Rick is still going strong in the comics, his story threads could easily be grafted onto other characters when it comes to the TV series. Again, there’s pretty much a 99.9% that Rick is going to survive Season 8, but I think we at least need to entertain the idea that now that The Walking Dead is in its eighth season, there’s at least a chance that it might try and truly shock its viewership by doing something no one would think is possible.