The Walking Dead Return Poster: The New World's Gonna Need Rick Grimes

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When we last saw the gang in The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 8, they were faced with another stunning loss.

The death of Beth after holding out hope for her survival isn't going to make things any easier for Rick's group.

The Walking Dead 5B Key Art

According to the official press release, "Rick Grimes' band of survivors find themselves on the road, surviving day-to-day and trying to hold on to their shredded humanity and dwindling hope. Stripped of security and without a direction for the future, some of the group near their breaking point, some find themselves hardened and cold and some just try to grasp onto what little they have left.

Though they are still breathing, the line between Rick's group and the dead is starting to blur. Could there be anything at this point that brings them back to life?"

Could the future sound any more bleak and ominous? 

In the photo above, the group is walking along when Rick spots a note on the ground. I imagine that's his subconscious, or that of his group, speaking to him. He's always known he has a role in this strange new world.

Will it be spelled out for him in the remainder of The Walking Dead Season 5? It would be great for them to find a purpose now that the hope of a cure in Washington was lost. They need hope more than anything.

What are your thoughts on the key art? Does anything stand out to you? Hit the comments with your thoughts!

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