“The Walking Dead” Season 8 premiere, which was also the show’s 100th episode, screened Sunday night at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.
In honor of the occasion, Variety hit the red carpet to ask the cast and creators of the series what they would like to see in the show’s 200th episode should it make it that far.
Norman Reedus, who plays the fan-favorite Daryl, had one simple request for the future milestone.
“I want a dog,” Reedus joked. “I want, like, a little dog. I want, like, a blue heeler dog and I want it to only obey me and hate everyone else but me. And maybe we’ll have a band or something by that point.”
Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne and will also star in the upcoming Marvel film “Black Panther,” said that she would like to see a new world being explored by that point in the series, perhaps where some kind of cure for the zombie outbreak has been found.
“Something that breaks us into a whole new world, you know what I mean?” she said. “Rebuilding, but still of course that antagonism will still be there, but maybe the beginnings of that.”
Chandler Riggs, a.k.a Carl Grimes, just hopes that his character is still in mostly one piece should the show go another 100 episodes.
“Hopefully Carl not losing another eye. That would not be fun to film,” he said.
Steven Ogg, who stars as the villainous Savior lieutenant Simon, took things in a much lighter direction.
“Maybe a musical, maybe some dancing, some singing. Lighten things up a bit,” he said. “I’ll do my thing. I like the musicals where they can’t actually sing properly, so it’s just everyone bringing their passion to it. So I could do that.”
Immediately following the premiere screening, fans were treated to a two-hour installment of “Talking Dead” hosted by Chris Hardwick. In addition to the show’s current main cast, past cast members Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), Scott Wilson (Hershel), Emily Kinney (Beth), and Michael Rooker (Merle) all made surprise appearances. In addition, Steven Yeun (Glenn) and Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori) sent in special video tributes to their former cast mates in honor of the 100th episode.
To hear more ideas for “The Walking Dead’s” 200th episode and additional interview segments, check out the clips below.