Based on the long-running comic series created by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Tony Moore, the hit drama picks up next month with the safety of Alexandria shattered by multiple threats, forcing its residents to become as hardened as the members of Rick Grimes' group, even as some of those survivors attempt to step back from the violence and pragmatism that have gotten them this far.
Also starring Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Sonequa Martin-Green and Michael Cudlitz, "The Walking Dead" returns Sunday. Oct. 11, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.
Season Five of "The Walking Dead" saw our group being formed into consummate survivors by the world around them... nearly making some of them into villains. To make it as far as they have - to have persevered through all of their heartbreaking challenges - they have evolved into incredibly powerful people. But who have they become?
The last five episodes of Season Five answered that question with Rick accepting an approach of unapologetic brutality in murdering Pete, a fellow Alexandrian.
Season Six starts with Alexandria's safety shattered by multiple threats. To make it, the people of Alexandria will need to catch up with our survivors' hardness while many of Rick's people will need to take a step back from the violence and pragmatism they've needed to embrace. These reversals won't happen easily, or without conflict.
But now Rick's group is fighting for something more than survival... They're fighting for their home, and they will defend that at any cost, against any threat, even if that threat comes from within.