The Walking Dead Season 9 (renewal expected to be announced within weeks) will trigger a new story arc on the long-running AMC TV series.
We posed that question to showrunner Scott Gimple and got a very definitive answer. “The war will absolutely be resolved by the end of season 8,” says Gimple. “Absolutely.”
[..] It also brings to question how soon we will be seeing the next group of villains — known as the Whisperers — and their enigmatic bald female leader Alpha. Asked whether Alpha might be making her debut in season 8, Gimple responds, “I’m going to give you a full no-comment on that.”
Place your bets now on Alpha’s arrival, ladies and gentlemen. But as far as the war against Negan goes, it seems we now know it will be ending sooner rather than later — and no later than season 8.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the renew/cancel status of The Walking Dead Season 9 and beyond…