AceShowbiz - AMC has released a new "The Walking Dead" key art to tide fans over the show's return. After the heartbreaking midseason finale which saw the death of another major character, the gang is on the move again as depicted in the promo picture.
The image sees Rick holding a gun with Daryl looking out for Rick's back, while the rest of the group walking in the opposite direction. In front of Rick, there lies a map with a message which reads, "The new world's gonna need Rick Grimes," written on it.
"Walking Dead" will return with the remaining eight episodes of season 5 on Sunday, February 8 at 9 P.M. on AMC. Showrunner Scott M. Gimple previously teased that in the second half of the season, things would "get super hard" for all involved.
Gimple also said of the map that Abraham gave to Rick, "He has that map and it means something. He has this massive breadcrumb. Now, Rick and his group aren't necessarily on their way to D.C. but it's something. Morgan knows Rick Grimes could be alive and could be somewhere nearby and perhaps on that path. It's something. Morgan sat there and he prayed [in the church] and then he laughed at the idea of praying and then he found that map. So perhaps it's divine intervention."