When AMC‘s The Walking Dead premieres its eighth season this Sunday, hitting the 100th episode mark won’t be the show’s only milestone. The newly launched AMC VR app will feature an extra in-canon scene from the Greg Nicotero-directed season premiere “Mercy.”
Showcasing Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan, the Kevin Cornish co-directed 360-degree bonus footage is meant to offer fans a unique viewing experience while also serving as a boost to AMC’s app.
Here’s a look at at the promotional tweet for The Walking Dead 360 Experience:
— The Walking Dead AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) October 19, 2017
Here’s a larger version of the trailer for The Walking Dead 360 Experience, as well as the three additional parts:
“With the launch of AMC VR, we are pleased to bring shows like The Walking Dead and Into the Badlands to life in an immersive and experiential way. Viewers want to enter the worlds they watch on AMC, and this app brings them there.”
–Mac McKean, AMC and Sundance TV’s EVP of Innovation and Product Development
AMC’s VR app is currently available for iOS, Android, Gear VR and Google Daydream; with some The Walking Dead and Into The Badlands content already available, as well as behind the scenes clips and trailers.
The Walking Dead premieres its eight season and 100th episode on AMC on Sunday, October 22nd at 9 p.m. EST, with a two-hour live Talking Dead hosted by Chris Hardwick immediately following the episode.
Here is AMC’s official synopsis for The Walking Dead Season 8, as well as for the season’s first three episodes:
“Last year, Rick Grimes and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be. The introduction of Negan and the Saviors broke our group.
Feeling powerless under Negan’s rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn’t be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together other communities affected by the Saviors. And with the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, they finally have enough fire power to contest the Saviors.
This year, Rick brings ‘All Out War’ to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless — but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.
Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it’s not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors’ grip on this world may finally be coming to an end.”
The Walking Dead Episode 8×01 ‘Mercy’: Rick and his group, along with the Kingdom and Hilltop, have banded together to bring the fight to Negan and the Saviors.
The Walking Dead Episode 8×02 ‘The Damned’: The plan involving Alexandrians, Kingdommers and Hilltoppers unfolds; as Rick continues to fight, he encounters a familiar face.
The Walking Dead Episode 8×03 ‘Monsters’: Conflict with the Saviors leads to unintended consequences for the Hilltop, the Kingdom, and Alexandria; morality proves tricky in wartime.
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Lennie James (Morgan Jones), Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel Stokes), Alanna Masterson (Tara Chambler), Khary Payton (King Ezekiel), and Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes); with Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert, showrunner Scott M. Gimple and franchise creator Robert Kirkman serving as executive producers.
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