And so the long wait begins. "The Walking Dead" Season 7 just ended strong, after a less-than-strong full season, but now that things are (finally) getting started in the war against Negan and the Saviors, there's a six month break until we see the next episode. Season 8 will premiere in October, like every other season, and showrunner Scott M. Gimple did his usual vague early hyping on "Talking Dead."

Gimple admitted to host Chris Hardwick that he's asked for a next season preview every year after the finale, and every time he says the same stuff:

"I say it's going to be bigger, it's going to be more intense. I say these things and I've meant them every year, and I think we've actually accomplished that. This year, same thing. More intense. The first four episodes will melt people's minds and break their televisions."

Not all fans would agree that they've accomplished what they've hyped, but so be it. What happens after Episode 4? Will we not be able to watch because we have no minds or TVs, or does the show just go for filler after that?

TWD has kept to a fairly standard filming schedule for its 16-episode seasons. The cast usually shows up in Georgia, where they shoot, in mid-to-late April to start filming in the first week of May. They usually take a short break in August after filming the midseason finale, then return to finish the rest of the season until late November or early December.

In the meantime, we can look forward to more hype about how great Season 8 will be, and watch videos like this one from AMC wrapping up Season 7, and this one honoring the fallen:

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