Last week, AMC announced that it the series had been renewed for a 6th season, which was absolutely no surprise to this writer.
“We could not be more excited for October 12th as we share new episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ with fans around the globe,” said AMC President Charlie Collier. “In advance of Sunday’s season five premiere, AMC proudly confirms a sixth season order of this extraordinary series. Thank you to Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, the terrific executive producers, and the entire team who brings this compelling world and these rich characters to life. There’s plenty more Dead ahead thanks to their impressive, collective effort.”
It returns tonight, to begin its 5th season, with a few new cast additions, as well as what cast and crew have described will be an even more violence-filled journey for our wandering posse, fighting to survive the zombie apocalypse.
Ahead of tonight’s premiere, AMC has released the first 4 minutes of the episode, if only to tease and excite fans even further – as if we all weren’t anticipating it already. And, based on what I see here, it promises to kick off this new season with a bang!
We spoke to co-star Chad Coleman (aka Tyreese) about the new season – an interview you read here.
Watch the first 4 minutes of season 5, episode 1, below: