The Walking Dead season 8: Norman Reedus promises a ‘very, very satisfying’ finale

Norman Reedus, who plays the crossbow-toting motorbike enthusiast Daryl Dixon in AMC’s The Walking Dead, has promised a ‘very satisfying’ conclusion to the show’s eighth season.

The Walking Dead season 8 has had its fair share of divisive moments, not least the unexpected death of Chandler Riggs’ Carl Grimes. There has also been a lot of talk about dipping ratings.

By the sounds of it, though, Reedus is confident that The Walking Dead season 8 finale will be a strong close to the season. Here’s what he said:

“There are four things that happen that could be the finale, and they all go off at once at the same time […] They head in different directions, and they’re all individually as good as the next, and they’re all very, very satisfying. I like that about it. I like that it’s not just one person’s story. There are probably four, maybe five, different directions that the show could’ve ended on and it went in all of them. It’s very satisfying.”

This rings true with another description of the impending finale. In a separate interview, showrunner Scott Gimple described the upcoming season-ender thusly:

“It’s very big. Probably currently a little too big. It was pretty amazing the scope of some of the things that we got to do. And yet the emotional intensity was insane. And it very much sets up the start of the next story.”

Here’s hoping that Reedus and Gimple are right. A strong, fan-pleasing finale would be the perfect way to wrap up this season and set the stage for The Walking Dead season 9.

More as we hear it.

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