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Cast and Crew on Rick’s Intricate Attack Against the Saviors in The Walking Dead Season 8 Premiere

As Season 8 begins, Rick and the survivors know bowing down to Negan isn’t an option anymore.

“It’s taken Rick Grimes eight years to come up with a good plan,” says Andrew Lincoln (Rick) in a new behind-the-scenes video detailing the Season 8 Premiere. “Ladies and gentlemen, this one is a goodie.”

Go Inside the Season 8 Premiere “Mercy” With the Cast and Creators

His first order of business? Show up at the Sanctuary with an armored caravan — and a horde of walkers — to bring down the Saviors.

Even Negan is proud to see Rick back on his feet.

“When Rick shows up with his chest puffed out, firing that AK-47, I think Negan’s a little amused by it,” says Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan). “Don’t get me wrong, He’s pissed off and this isn’t going to end well, but I think I’m a little bit proud of him.”

Though the survivors come out guns blazing, the group knows there’s a bigger picture at stake.

“Their ultimate goal is to bring down Negan, but not die while trying,” says Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd.

Click here to watch the video now and hear the cast and crew discuss the alliance between Alexandria, the Kingdom and Hilltop, plus Rick’s assault on the Sanctuary and Negan.

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