AMC has revealed that the fifth season of The Walking Dead is set to premiere Sunday, October 12th at 9:00, with Talking Dead airing at 10:00 and Comic Book Men at midnight. The second half of The Walking Dead‘s 16-episode fifth season should then premiere in February 2015.
“From the opening tease in the premiere onward, season 5 is without question the most ambitious and satisfying season this amazing team has ever crafted,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “In the zombie apocalypse, event television is alive and well, and I am proud to acknowledge that this uniquely talented writing staff, production team and cast have once again raised the bar (and the crossbow).”
In addition to releasing the extended trailer for the fifth season of The Walking Dead, a season that finds Rick reunited with most of his group and looking to take over Terminus, AMC announced that Seth Gilliam (Teen Wolf) would be joining the cast of the zombie drama in an as-yet-unspecified role. Meanwhile, recurring players Andrew J. West (mysterious Terminus leader Gareth), Alanna Masterson (Lily’s sister Tara), and Christian Serratos (Rosita, a member of Abraham’s group) have all been promoted to series regulars beginning with the fifth season premiere.
Will you be watching the fifth season of The Walking Dead? How much would you like The Walking Dead to deviate from the source material this season? Which of the promoted characters are you most excited to have around?