The Walking Dead season 7 ended with a unique yet tragic twist that resulted in the death of one of the most loved characters. While the show has a poor reputation for airing only a few interesting twists between filler episodes, showrunner Scott Gimple has now promised that going forward fans would enjoy a fast moving storyline that will include some major twists.
"It's going to be different. They aren't going to meet in Alexandria every weekend and do that. There are twists and turns to it, definitely some small-scale things and some large-scale things and a whole different momentum to the story," he told TV Line.
In the season 7 premiere fans learnt that Glenn and Abraham were brutally done to death, while in the remaining episodes the producers tried to build a storyline until the finale that featured an interesting twist where Sasha sacrificed her life and turned into a zombie to kill Negan when he opened her coffin.
With no cliffhanger revelation to be made in the upcoming season, fans are wondering how the show would narrate the war between Negan and Rick Grimes to make the show interesting. Gimple justified the poor pace of season 7 and said it was a medium to let every character get to know each other. However, the eighth season will not be dull as each character would bring a new narrative to the show.
"Now that [the various factions] are in public conflict and everything is on the table as far as everybody knows who everybody is to each other and what's going on, the narrative changes a lot. It's going to become a bit more kinetic and fast-moving because that's where the story is going. The content is definitely going to be determining the form," he said.
Rick, King Ezekiel and the Hilltop ambushed Negan's Saviours by the end of the finale forcing the enemy to retract. But the war is still on and rumours have it that the Whisperers will make their grand entry in the upcoming season.
AMC is yet to declare the premiere date for TWD season 8.