The Walking Dead launches Season 8 Trailer and confirms release date

Get hyped! The eighth season of The Walking Dead is set to premiere internationally on October 23 in 180+ markets within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere on October 22. Even more exciting is that the cast and crew on The Walking Dead panel at this past weekends Comic-Con in San Diego presented an action-packed trailer for the upcoming season.

Season seven of course ended with Alexandria, The Kingdom and The Hilltop coming to terms on an alliance in order to take down Negan and his compound.

Similar to previous seasons, the eighth instalment includes 16 episodes and will air in two parts, with the first eight episodes kicking off internationally on October 23 and the final eight returning February 2018.

Each primetime play will be immediately followed by an episode of fan favourite Talking Dead hosted by Chris Hardwick, Express from the U.S. and exclusively on FX in Australia.

While waiting for season 8 to arrive, fans of The Walking Dead can watch new episodes of companion series Fear The Walking Dead, when Season 3 – part 2 premieres on Monday 11 September on FX.

Season 8 of The Walking Dead will premiere on October 23 on FX, first on Foxtel.