AMC is gearing up for the return of The Walking Dead with new key art that features Rick Grimes and his ever-evolving group on the move through the streets of Georgia.
The Walking Dead Season 5 midseason key art, or Season 5b as it is also referred, also includes Abraham’s map to DC in the foreground with his message to Rick written in ink, “The New World’s Gonna Need Rick Grimes.” Spoilers ahead: this map and message was also seen in the Season 5 midseason finale post-credits sequence where Morgan arrives at the church and discovers it.
Missing from The Walking Dead moving forward into the back half of Season 5 will be Beth. She was of course murdered during the prisoner trade-off in the midseason finale and her void will be felt throughout Rick’s group as they continue to move, stay alive, and find new purpose in their lives without the crutch of Eugene’s recently revealed lie to lean on.
AMC will air The Walking Dead Season 5 midseason premiere on Sunday, February 8 at 9/8c. It will be followed immediately by the series premiere of Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel, with The Talking Dead pushed back an hour as a result.