The New Season 5 Trailer For ‘The Walking Dead’ Is All About ‘Surviving Together’

The Walking Dead returns from its mid-season break February 8th but because it’s been proven fans of the show have no self-restraint when it comes to waiting for news about anything related to the series, AMC is taking pity on us and releasing a brief (emphasis on that word) clip of what to expect when Season 5 returns.

The new promo features Rick and his rag-tag group of survivors slow-mo’ing it through the woods looking pretty paranoid and shooting at stuff. It doesn’t reveal much, other than the fact that someone at AMC has an affinity for fog machines, but judging from the feels this clip is giving off, Season 5 is going to be pretty bleak.

Also, we have to talk about Rick’s beard. Does he gain more strength to kill zombies the longer it grows? Does it get bushier with every zombie kill, like a hair sprouts up every time he slays a walker? Or perhaps it is some kind of Khal Drogo thing where he won’t shave it until he’s been defeated in battle? Whatever it is, it’s majestic and I can’t stop staring at it.