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‘The Walking Dead’ mid-season premiere date revealed

Season eight will resume next month - spoilers for the current season of 'The Walking Dead' follow

The Walking Dead‘s eighth season will resume in the UK on February 26, it has been confirmed.

The latest season of the acclaimed zombie show – which airs on AMC in the US – came to a halt for its traditional mid-season break in the UK on December 11.

The Walking Dead will pick up the trail once again in the UK on February 26, with the mid-season premiere due to air at 9pm on FOX. The episode will air the day after its premiere in the US (February 25) on AMC. You can watch a promo for the new episodes below.

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A new synopsis for the remainder of season eight has also been released, with the show set to deal with the seemingly-imminent demise of Rick’s son Carl, who was fatally bitten in the mid-season finale.

This season’s war has had a devastating impact on everyone involved,” the synopsis reads. “At the very centre – Rick has just discovered that Carl, who heroically shepherded the Alexandrians to safety during Negan’s attack, has been bitten by a walker. As this new war surges onward, what effect will Carl’s fate have on Rick and the rest of the survivors? 

“Elsewhere, Negan continues to deal with the struggles within his ranks, as workers, traitors, and others’ thirst for power cause conflict at his Sanctuary. Having gifted the Saviours a major victory, Eugene’s loyalty is repeatedly tested as new obstacles present themselves…”

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Earlier this month, Walking Dead star Lauren Cohan revealed that she was “really devastated” to learn that Carl had been killed off the show.

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