After spending four-and-a-half seasons in Georgia, The Walking Dead may finally make to a new locale for the remainder of Season 5. AMC released a new piece of key art for the second half of the season indicating that Rick Grimes, Daryl, and the rest of the group are on the move.
The second half of the fifth season of The Walking Dead debuts Sunday, February 8 at 9 p.m. ET. The new key art features Grimes and his band of survivors walking down what appears to be a suburban street. A house with a partially collapsed roof is featured on the right side of the image as Rick and Daryl look back while the rest of group walks ahead. At the bottom front is a partially folded map with the words “The New World’s Gonna Need Rick Grimes” written on it.
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The first half of Season Five saw the group split up, with half beginning the trek to Washington D.C., while the other half stayed behind to search for Beth. The group reunited in the mid-season finale only to have their world rocked by the death of one of their own.
Inquisitr reported on an interview with Andrew Lincoln earlier today. In it, he states that “it feels like we’re moving into a new show.”
“It just feels like a new place visually and also story-wise.”
The image of the map is a variant on the one given to Rick by Abraham in the first half of season 4. The sentence with the swear word was dropped along with a plea to come to Washington. The Carolina coast is still visible though, suggesting that at least part or all of the second half of the season will be spent in that area of the country.
Here’s the official synopsis for the second half of The Walking Dead Season Five.
Season Four of The Walking Dead ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate. Season Five picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive. Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them… After all they’ve seen, all they’ve done, all they’ve sacrificed, lost, and held on to no matter what the cost… Who do they become?
Are you ready to see Rick, Daryl, and the other survivors make it away from Georgia in The Walking Dead? Readers of the comic book know they’ve been gone for a while already. Sound off in the comments below.
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