Carl Grimes actor Chandler Riggs has been on the popular AMC series, The Walking Dead, since its earliest episodes, so he knows a thing or two about characters being killed off. He has seen a huge number of co-stars come and go through seven seasons, and, based on his recent interview with Triple J, will see more of the same in Season Eight.
We all know that the seventh season of the show was met with mixed reviews following a slightly disappointing finale, but now Chandler Riggs aka Carl has offered a beacon of hope the entirety of season eight will be one long stream of pay off.
“Season Seven was all about building up and getting everyone ready to fight against Negan,” Riggs explained. “…And this season is going to be lots of explosions, lots of killing, a lot more Negan. Lots of fighting, lots of cool stuff. It’s really really fun this season.”
Fun is exactly what The Walking Dead needs after fans complained about seeing Rick Grimes bullied around Alexandria for the 16 episodes leading up to this war. This year, though, it isn’t Rick who fans will be feeling bad for. In fact, it’s probably the characters they haven’t met yet where the pity will be dealt.
The Walking Dead Season 8 will see All Out War kick off between Negan and Rick, with the first episode set to address that old man Rick time-jump seen in the trailer.
“We’ve had a few characters this season who I feel so bad for, because they’re coming in in the midst of all the war and the craziness with the explosions and everything,” Riggs said. “I mean I definitely feel like an OG or a veteran because I’ve been on since I was 10.
The Walking Dead will return for its eighth season on October 22, 2017