It's hard to believe it's been almost five years since 'The Walking Dead' premiered on AMC - but here we are again, on the verge of another season, and still completely in love with the zombie apocalypse. 

When last we left our heavy-hearted survivors, they were recently reunited and, unfortunately, held hostage inside a shipping container. As we see from the Comic-Con trailer released this past weekend, it appears that (almost) everyone makes it out of there alive - but with a new mission: getting to Washington, D.C. to deliver the only man potentially capable of curing the world of the undead. As AMC is as keen as anyone to see this thing go on indefinitely, I can only imagine that he's not successful; a likelihood that adds to the reputation of "The Walking Dead" as being the most addictingly depressing series on television. 

"There’s so much going on in the trailer that the things that we’ve given away are just the tip of the iceberg," creator Robert Kirkman told Collider. "It doesn’t really matter that you’ve seen Judith or some of the other things that you might catch. There’s so much going on under the surface that are yet to be revealed that people will still be very surprised. If you think you know what’s going on from watching that trailer, you might not. There’s a lot of twists and turns along the way."

Ready to once more embrace the zombie apocalypse? "The Walking Dead" returns to AMC on October 12th. Check out the trailer (which already has more than 5.5 million views) below. 

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