Hurricane Irma halts The Walking Dead Season 8 production

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The Walking Dead, along with many other films and TV shows shooting in Georgia, are temporarily shutting down production in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Andrew Lincoln and all of his blood-covered co-stars all get to take an impromptu break from the set of The Walking Dead.

You don’t need to be watching the news to know about the hurricanes causing damage in the southern states of the US. Though Hurricane Irma has officially been changed from a category 5 hurricane to a tropical storm, studios are packing up the cameras just to be safe. Within a few days, decisions will be made as to when production on these films and shows will continue.

The Walking Dead is still on track to complete filming well ahead of their October premiere. But it is still worth mentioning this is the second time during this shooting schedule that the crew had to shut down production. Back in July, a tragic accident on the set resulted in a young stuntman losing his life. Cast and crew took a break from shooting for five days before resuming production.

Official synopsis for Season 8:

"“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.”"

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Season 8 of The Walking Dead will premiere on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 9 PM EST. Will you be tuning in for the war between Rick and pals against Negan and the Saviors?