'The Walking Dead': Negan Confronts Gabriel, Heroes Prepare for War in Season 8 Trailer

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Lennie James as Morgan Jones, Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead

AMC unveiled a 5-minute trailer for Season 8 of The Walking Dead at San Diego Comic-Con Friday.

The preview, which was also posted on YouTube, starts off with Jeffrey Dean Morgan's sadistic Negan telling Seth Gilliam's terrified Father Gabriel, "I hope you've got your [expletive] pants on."

When the cleric—alone and trapped with hordes of flesh-eating monsters outside the door—seems confused and asks, "What?" Negan clarifies with a sickening grin: "Your [expletive] pants. I hope you're wearing them right now because you are about to [expletive] your pants."

AMC Comic-Con Art Reveals 'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Premiere Date

AMC Comic-Con Art Reveals 'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Premiere Date

AMC also released Comic-Con art for the second half of 'Fear the Walking Dead' Season 3.

The camera then cuts to favorite characters Rick [Andrew Lincoln,] Carl [Chandler Riggs,] Carol [Melissa McBride,] Tara [Alanna Masterson] and Maggie [Lauren Cohan,] appearing to wait for Negan's soldiers to attack. King Ezekiel [Khary Payton] is also seen walking around his compound; Daryl [Norman Reedus] drinks out of a canteen, while sitting on his motorcycle and watching walkers approach; Michonne [Danai Gurira] and Rosita [Christian Serratos] ride around in a car; and Enid [Katelyn Nacon] keeps watch at a wall.

In addition, Rick, Maggie and King Ezekiel make rousing speeches, urging their followers to fight back against Negan and his minions, so they can start rebuilding the world.

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The clip ends with the image of a walking stick leaning up against a wall and an older looking Rick lying in bed with flowers on his nightstand.

The zombie-apocalypse drama is to return with fresh episodes on Oct. 22.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.