Just when you thought, between the trailers, posters and photo galleries, AMC couldn’t possibly release any new images to promote the third season of The Walking Dead, the cable network has debuted 35 new stills from the first three episodes, “Seed,” “Sick” and “Walk With Me.” Okay, mostly new stills; I can’t swear that a few of them didn’t turn up in some form in Entertainment Weekly or some other publication.
It’s worth noting that the second episode, “Sick,” so far only rates one photo — it’s the one of T-Dog with a pistol — which could either mean that AMC is worried anything more would give away a major twist, or simply that the network just didn’t get around to releasing more. Your guess is as good as mine.
The 16-episode season, which premieres Oct. 14, follows Rick and the other survivors as they come across the West Georgia Correctional Facility — aka the Prison — and hope that it can be the safe haven from the undead that they’ve been hoping for. But things aren’t as they appear, as it turns out that a greater threat looms in the form of the leader of the nearby town of Woodbury, The Governor.
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes, Laurie Holden as Andrea, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Steve Yeun as Glenn, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, IronE Singleton as T-Dog Douglas, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene, Emily Kinney as Beth Greene, Scott Wilson as Hershel Greene, David Morrissey as The Governor, Danai Gurira as Michonne and Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon.