‘The Walking Dead’: The First Season 8 Trailer and More

It could feature a big change in the comics’ timeline

A group of zombies reach through a fence in a scene from 'The Walking Dead.'

Zombies on The Walking Dead | AMC

In The Walking Dead comics, the war between Rick’s allies and the Saviors ended on a somewhat surprising note. Almost as soon as the dust had settled, the series skipped two years forward. Readers missed much of the immediate fallout and rebuilding — but got a chance to get to know some new characters and experience a shake-up in the plot.

It’s too early to say whether a similar narrative jump could happen in AMC’s version of The Walking Dead. But according to Gimple, that post-war period of time could play out much differently on TV. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he acknowledged that while comic fans will anticipate the time shift, he’s interested in exploring some of the events that comic fans didn’t get to see.

The Walking Dead will return to AMC with new episodes on Oct. 22, 2017.

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