AMC's "The Waking Dead" is back from its midseason hiatus, and although its first episode back was an understated affair, it did introduce viewers to some well-armed new characters who could become potent new allies.
And, judging from a new promo and clip from next week's episode, Rick and his crew will learn a little bit more about their "New Best Friends."
In the promo, a woman, who seems to be the new group's leader, asks Rick whether he wants to buy his life back. But Rick has a counter-proposal: They join forces against the Saviors. To keep the zombie fans happy, there's a further glimpse of the weaponized walker in its spiky iron mask.
The clip from the episode is about the same length as the teaser, clocking in at just over a minute. Unfortunately, it doesn't give much of the plot away: There's no dialogue, and all we see is a large crowd of survivors from the new group spilling out from what appears to be their base, located beneath a junkyard. At the very end we catch sight of Rick, who doesn't look at all worried that he's massively outnumbered, and Michonne.
Airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Melissa McBride as Carol Peleteir, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Green and Danai Gurira as Michonne.