THE WALKING DEAD: Old Man Rick Will Be Explained In The Season Eight Premiere

One of the most shocking scenes from The Walking Dead trailer was of Rick as an old man, an image that Executive Producer Robert Kirkman says will be explained in the first episode of season eight.

Everyone was warned to put their Sh**ing Pants on for the Comic-Con trailer for The Walking Dead. The trailer debuted a ton of cool stuff, but one of the more intriguing scenes was of Rick as an old man laying in what appeared to be a hospital bed.

Some have theorized that this could be Rick waking up from his accident that he sustained in the premiere episode. That would mean that the entire show would have just been a dream as Rick was in his coma. While that sounds good in theory, the odds of this being the case is extremely unlikely, and all signs point to some sort of hallucination.

Whatever the scene is, we wont have to wait long for the answer. While speaking about the show at the Television Critics Association, executive producer, Robert Kirkman, was asked about the time jump shown in the trailer.

“Or was it the time jump," he asked coyly. "I don’t know, maybe it was Rick waking up from his coma. Wouldn’t that be weird? That is an intriguing tidbit that we did throw out there on purpose, and we’re hoping that people continue to question how it is that fits into the story line and what it is. Comic book fans know where a scene that kind of looked like that would fall, but it also doesn’t seem like we would be getting to that just yet if you were a comic book fan, so there’s a mystery to that.”

He then revealed that old man Rick will be explained in the first episode of season eight. “I’m pretty sure you’ll learn in the first episode what that means,” he said.

The Walking Dead premieres on October 22, 2017 on AMC.
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