‘The Walking Dead’ season two trailer emerges – video

'A slim chance is better than none'

Hit horror show The Walking Dead returns next month for a second series. You can watch a brand new trailer below.

The promo, which tells of a post-apocalyptic zombie filled world, reintroduces the band of survivors led by Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes – played by British actor Andrew Lincoln – as they struggle to survive attacks from the living dead.

The clip features a tense game of hide and seek with the flesh-eaters, as the group finds themselves outnumbered on a highway littered with abandoned vehicles.

The new series will feature an extended run of 13 episodes, as opposed to the first series’ six.

A Walking Dead talk show, entitled Talking Dead, has been announced to follow the new series.

American stand-up and television personality Chris Hardwick will host the show, in which fans will be able to dissect the episode just aired. Hardwicke described it as an opportunity for fans to “nerd out” .

Series two of The Walking Dead will begin on October 16 in the US. It will then première five days later (October 21) on FX in the UK.