The New ‘Walking Dead’ Season 5 Trailer Is Here And It’s Surprisingly Hopeful

AMC must have realized the last tease they gave us for the return of The Walking Dead was a bit weak — there’s only so many fan theories we can create out of thin air with nothing but a fog machine, slow-mo gun fire and Rick’s bushy beard — so they’re gifting us with a new trailer for the second half of Season 5 and it’s surprisingly hopeful.

The clip features Rick Grimes in all of his bad-assery giving some pretty practical advice to the rest of the gang; basically, kill whatever (or whoever) you need to kill and everything will be okay. Pretty optimistic thinking from our grizzly sheriff considering they’ve not only lost a couple of key members of the group recently, but have also had to scrap their trip to D.C. to find the cure (that really never existed in the first place). The second half of Season 5 looks to be all about the group finding their direction and hopefully getting the hell out of Georgia. And Rick Grimes’ beard. It’s definitely about the beard. #GrimesBeardWatch2015