Our heroes' worst fears have finally been realized: Salem is here, and the timing couldn't be worse for the divided Kingdom of Atlas. Fear has turned friends into enemies, while doubt threatens to splinter Humanity's remaining allies. With both Salem and Ironwood stacking the odds against them, and the fate of Remnant at stake, it's up to Team RWBY to make their play before it's too late.[1]

Volume 8 is the upcoming eighth season of "RWBY". It is scheduled to premiere on November 7th, 2020, and run for 14 episodes. The volume was preceded by Volume 7. It will be followed by Volume 9.

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Characters Edit

Major Characters (unofficial list)Edit

Episodes Edit

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Development Edit

Main article: RWBY Development

On October 3rd, 2019, a month before Volume 7 began airing, the crew announced that writing for Volume 8 had already begun.[3]

During the "Live from Remnant" Volume 7 Hype stream on November 1st, 2019, Miles announced that they had completed the scripts for Volume 8 and were about to start the storyboards.[4]

Concept art and development was well underway by the end of November, 2019.[5]

Voice recording sessions for key characters began on February 4th, 2020.[6]

The writing process of Volume 8 was completed on April 8th, 2020.[7]

Animation for Volume 8 had started by March 2020.[8]

On May 21st, 2020, RoosterTeeth Productions and Full Sail University announced a collaboration for the production of Volume 8. Full Sail University students and graduates are given exclusive opportunities to design a Grimm that will be featured in Volume 8. The RWBY animation team will select the top five submissions for Rooster Teeth fans to vote on, with the contest ending on June 21st, and voting starting on July 7th and ending on July 12th, 2020.[9] On July 13th, a community announcement was made by RoosterTeeth, in which it was felt that the voting and response to contestants online violated the Code of Conduct upheld for the community and staff. For this reason, they closed voting and instead will select a winner via a panel of judges from the show.[10]

On July 18th, it was announced[11] that the Sulfur Fish Grimm design by Landon Ellis was the winner of the contest, with the Grimm set to appear in Volume 8.

A clip from the volume was revealed during the Comic-Con@Home Rooster Teeth Panel on July 25th, 2020. According to Barbara Dunkelman, the theme of the Volume is "Distrust."[12]

On September 7th, 2020, more sneak peak clips were released through the Mark AR app at a Pre-RTX event in Dallas, Texas.[13]

The teaser trailer for the volume was released on September 16th, 2020 as a part of the RTX @ Home RWBY Panel. It was also revealed that the volume will premiere on November 7th, 2020, and will run for 14 episodes.

Volumes 8 and 9 are being created together and are unofficially even called a single volume with how things flow together.[14]

As of the production of Volumes 8 and 9, this Volume proved to be the most challenging season to write in the series.[15]

A full trailer was released on October 14th, 2020.[16]

A new character designed by Larissa Angus will be featured in the Volume.[17]

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Official GraphicsEdit

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