Things look pretty grim for Rick Grimes and his party right now... but there's no end in sight for their suffering (or our enjoyment) with The Walking Dead set to power on for at least another year.
You can watch our review of The Walking Dead season 7 finale below:
AMC officially ordered an eighth season of its monster hit in October 2016, before the seventh season had even launched.
"What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott M Gimple and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring The Walking Dead to the fans," said network president Charlie Collier.
"And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us."
So what's in store, besides the gore? Strap yourself in... spoilers lie ahead:
The Walking Dead season 8 filming + premiere date
Key art for the eighth season confirmed that the zombie drama would return for its 100th episode on Sunday, October 22 on AMC in the US, and on FOX in the UK on Monday, October 23.
Norman Reedus posted an old shot of himself and Andrew Lincoln to Instagram on April 8, hinting he was "ready to get back at it" - a sign that filming would commence sooner than expected.