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When was Carl Grimes bitten on The Walking Dead and did he die in season 8 episode 8? Courtesy THE SUN UK

THE SUN UK REVEALSWhen was Carl Grimes bitten on The Walking Dead and did he die in season 8 episode 8? Courtesy THE SUN UK

Find out what happens to this beloved original character after the show aired it's mid-season finale

But will he die? And what else do we know about this latest storyline – here’s what we know…

When was Carl Grimes bitten on The Walking Dead?

The closing moments of series eight’s midseason finale (epsiode 8) blew a hole right through one of the most important relationships in the AMC zombie drama – spelling curtains for yet another original character.
It seems the hit programme is now changed forever, having made one of the biggest deviations from the comic book series to date.
The end of the episode saw Carl Grimes – the teen son of the show’s protagonist Rick – revealing that he had been bitten by a Walker and was doomed to die.
The plucky young character, who has until now escaped death numerous times and lost his eye in the fight to survive, lives much longer in the book series.

Will Carl die on The Walking Dead?

Viewers can expect to see Carl perish in the next episode, shown in 2018 – though some avid fans of the show feel the death was unwarranted.
Carl is one of the five original characters left on the show, and the twist will have an enormous effect on the central character Rick, who has already suffered so much.
Showrunner Scott Gimple’s left Andrew Lincoln, the actor who plays Rick, flabbergasted when he told him he’d be losing his fictional son.
Andrew told Entertainment Weekly: “I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what to say.
“I never saw it coming because I always thought that the kid would be the future, and that was the whole point of this. Everybody was reeling from it and continue to reel from it.”
Sad as he was, Andrew praised the performance of 18-year-old actor Chandler Riggs – who has played Carl since 2010.
He said: “It was the perfect way for him to leave with doing some of the finest work that I’ve ever seen him do.”
“When someone from the old guard goes, there’s a part of you that goes with them,” Andrew added.

What is next for Chandler Riggs who plays Carl?

Fans had been speculating that Chandler was set to leave the show after he announced last month that he was heading off to university.
However, the youngster is taking a gap year before heading to Auburn – and even took to mocking fans who claimed he’d be leaving the show.
Talking after the latest episode aired, Chandler insisted that it “wasn’t [his] decision” to leave the show and it was all “story-related”.
He added: “I didn’t expect for Carl to ever get killed off. But it serves a good purpose in the story. There’s still a little more left in Carl’s story and that impacts Rick, Michonne and everyone.
“Although Carl’s story is coming to an end it’s not over yet,” he explained.