Show returns to screens next week

John Cleese has recapped The Walking Dead ahead of the hit show’s new season.

The Walking Dead will be returning to the UK on October 24 after launching on US network AMC a day earlier on October 23. Season six concluded back in April with a cliffhanger ending that saw an unidentified character being beaten by newly introduced character Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

A new video from NOW TV sees Monty Python and Fawlty Towers star Cleese catching fans up on everything that’s happened in the six seasons to date. Watch Cleese’s condensed take on The Walking Dead below.

It has been confirmed that The Walking Dead has been renewed for an eighth season. Season eight will premiere in late 2017, kicking off with the show’s 100th episode.

“Eeny, meeny, miny, more,” said AMC president Charlie Collier in a statement, referencing lines uttered by Negan in the season six finale. “What a joy to partner with [creator] Robert Kirkman, [showrunner] Scott Gimple and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring The Walking Dead to the fans. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us.”

Meanwhile, the title and synopsis for the first episode of The Walking Dead season seven has been released.