No "All Out War" comes without deaths, and "there will be losses" in "The Walking Dead" Season 8.

AMC released a full synopsis for the 2017-2018 season, teasing the "kinetic, action-packed offensive" ahead, and warning that Negan's Saviors will be hard for Team Rick to beat, since the are "larger, better-equipped, and ruthless."

Here's the synopsis:

"Last season, Rick Grimes and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be.

Feeling powerless under Negan's rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn't be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together other communities affected by the Saviors. And with the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, they finally have enough fire power to contest the Saviors.

This season, Rick brings "All Out War" to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless -- but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.

Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it's not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom -- Negan and the Saviors' grip on this world may finally be coming to an end."

Yes, Maggie leading Hilltop! Sit down, Gregory!

Speaking of casualties, Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes) told Australia's national radio station Triple J (via Moviepilot) that there will be plenty of killing ahead:

"Season 7 was all about building up and getting everyone ready to fight against Negan, and this season there's going to be lots of explosions, lots of killing, a lot more Negan. Yeah, lots of fighting, lots of cool stuff. It's really, really fun this season."

TWD Season 8 premieres with the big 100th episode, which will start like this. It airs Sunday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. on AMC.

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