The Walking Dead, Season 8. Photo Credit: Courtesy AMCMark your calendars for "The Walking Dead" Season 8!

AMC announced the premiere date of the Season 8 opener, which is also the zombie drama's 100th episode: October 22.

Just two images from the new season have been released — one of Carol (Melissa McBride) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) reuniting, and another of Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) sharing an intense moment.

Production on Season 8 recently halted, then resumed on the show after the death of a stuntman on set.

The premiere announcement, as well as the release of a new poster (above), come just a few days before San Diego Comic-Con. The Season 8 trailer and more details will be revealed at the show's panel on Friday.

The panelists will include: Andrew Lincoln, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Seth Gilliam, Alanna Masterson, Khary Payton and Chandler Riggs, and they will be joined by EPs Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert as well as showrunner Scott Gimple and creator Robert Kirkman.