We’re still over a month out from the debut of the second season of “The Walking Dead,” but excitement over the series’ return has been building since before this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. To further whet your appetite for blood, gore, and sweet, sweet delicious brains, AMC has released four new teaser clips for their hit show.
At a scant 11 seconds each, the clips themselves don’t show, tell or even imply much new information about the season, but they do feature pretty much the most important of the show’s assets: Realistic-looking zombies and stark, abject terror. Featuring returning castmembers like Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Laurie Holden and others, the teasers show off the bleak, zombie-infested world established in the series’ first six-episode season.
There has been a fair amount of concern and hand wringing during the build-up to the show’s return, due to the shocking exit of shorunner Frank Darabont, which may or may not have been related to the show’s reduced budget. That said, with original comic creator Robert Kirkman still onboard the show should still remain true to the intent and tone of the source material. The just-released clips serve as further evidence of the show sticking to what works, as their quick, in-and-out nature perfectly encapsulate the escalating horror that brought fans to the show in droves last Fall.
You have 45 seconds to spare, don’t you? Then watch the four clips and make sure to sound off in the comments about your thoughts and predictions for the new season of “The Walking Dead,” debuting October 16, 2011.