Walking Dead S8 Promo: Is This a Fantasy or a Time-Jump?

Walking Dead S8 Promo: Is This a Fantasy or a Time-Jump?

AMC released a new trailer for the forthcoming eighth season of The Walking Dead today at their San Diego Comic-Con panel.

While the trailer itself showcased a lot of action ahead in Season 8, it was the vignette at the very end of the SDCC trailer — starting at around the 4:40 mark here — that got our gears turning and might hint at a major time-jump for the characters that also happened in the comics. Or, for the show, maybe it’s all just a fantasy.

SPOILERS ahead for both Walking Dead the show and the comic!

There’s a shot of the handle of a cane followed by a shot of flowers in a vase in the foreground with a blurry man resting in the background. The third and final shot is a close-up of a bare-chested Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) waking up in bed.

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Walking Dead S8 Promo: Is This a Fantasy or a Time-Jump?