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'Walking Dead' Cast Pays Tribute to Late Stuntman at Comic-Con

Norman Reedus waves to the fans while stepping out for The Walking Dead panel held during 2017 Comic-Con on Friday afternoon (July 21) in San Diego, Calif.

Other cast members in attendance included Andrew Lincoln, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Lennie James, Seth Gilliam, and Khary Payton.

The trailer for season eight was unveiled during the panel and showrunner Scott M. Gimple also paid tribute to John Bernecker, the stuntman who died after an on-set accident earlier this month.

“We didn’t know if we should do this panel today. But we wanted to be here for you and do something for John,” he said (via THR). “John was someone who was beloved in the stunt community. He was living his dream, and he helped other people do the same.”

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'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con!

The season eight trailer for The Walking Dead has been released and it’s intense!

The new look at the upcoming season was unveiled during the show’s 2017 Comic-Con panel on Friday (July 21) in San Diego, Calif.

The eighth season of AMC’s smash hit series is set to premiere on Sunday, October 22 at 9/8c.

“It’s all-out war in season eight,” the network teased in the caption of the video.

Some of the stars featured in the trailer include Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, and more.


The Walking Dead Season 8 Official Comic-Con Trailer

'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Gets Premiere Date!

The Walking Dead season eight has an official debut date on AMC!

The show will return on Sunday, October 22 (which will also mark the show’s 100th episode) and the series will pick back up where we left off with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his crew getting ready to fight Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).

News of the premiere date comes ahead of the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel, which will take place on July 22.

Once again, this season of The Walking Dead will be split into two halves – the first eight episodes will debut in October with the second eight episodes airing in 2018.

'Walking Dead' Resumes Filming Following Stuntman's Death

The Walking Dead has resumed production following the untimely death of a stuntman on the show’s set last week.

The show, which is in the middle of filming its eight season, temporarily halted production after stuntman John Bernecker died during a stunt.

John was supposed to fall approximately 20 feet off of a balcony onto a safety cushion, but missed and landed on his head and neck.

He succumbed to his injuries while being treated at Atlanta Medical Center.

We continued to keep all of John‘s loved ones in our thoughts during this difficult time.

John Bernecker Dead - 'Walking Dead' Stuntman Dies After Fall

John Bernecker, the stuntman who was injured during an accident on the set of The Walking Dead, has sadly died.

Bernecker suffered a serious head injury after falling more than 20 feet onto a concrete floor on Wednesday (July 12) on set in Atlanta. He succumbed to his injuries while being treated at Atlanta Medical Center, the coroner confirmed to Variety.

Production on The Walking Dead was halted amid the tragedy and AMC released a statement to send their thoughts to John and his family.

We send our condolences to all of John‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

'Walking Dead' Halts Production After Stuntman Injured On Set

Production has stopped on the hit series The Walking Dead after stuntman John Bernecker was injured during an accident on set.

John reportedly fell more than 20 feet from a balcony to a concrete floor on Wednesday (July 12) and suffered a serious head injury, according to THR.

Bernecker is currently being treated in intensive care at Atlanta Medical Center.

“We are saddened to report that John Bernecker, a talented stuntman for The Walking Dead and numerous other television shows and films, suffered serious injuries from a tragic accident on set,” an AMC spokesperson said in a statement. “He was immediately transported to an Atlanta hospital and we have temporarily shut down production. We are keeping John and his family in our thoughts and prayers.”

'Walking Dead' Star Josh McDermitt Quits Social Media After Receiving Death Threats

Josh McDermitt has decided to delete all of his social media accounts after receiving death threats over his character on The Walking Dead.

The 38-year-old actor plays Eugene on the hit show and his character drastically changed during the seventh season, and fans were not happy.

In his last Facebook Live video, Josh told fans and cyberbullies not to confuse his real identity with the character he plays on TV.

“Don’t send me death threat,” Josh said. “I’m just sick of it. You can hate Eugene, I don’t care. You can think whatever you want, but when you start saying you hope I die, I don’t know if you’re talking about Josh or Eugene.”

Season eight of The Walking Dead will premiere in October.