Show returns from mid-season break in February

A new teaser trailer for The Walking Dead has been revealed – scroll down and click to watch.

The 31-second-clip focuses on Andrew Lincoln’s character Rick Grimes, as he tries to build morale among his fellow survivors following a confrontation with David Morrissey’s The Governor. The zombie show is set to return from its mid-season break in the US on February 9.

It was revealed in October last year that The Walking Dead had been renewed for a fifth season. It is currently the most-watched show in America among adults aged 18-49 and the premiere episode of season four drew a best ever audience of 16 million viewers.

“We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: The Walking Dead is renewed for a fifth season,” AMC president’s Charlie Collier said in a statement.

“This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently – and most notably – with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more Dead.”