The Walking Dead
returns to AMC on February 12 after a long mid-season break, and this new sneak peek from the next new episode, "Nebraska," shows that the show may not pick up exactly where we left off in November.
The 45 second clip starts with something we're very familiar with -- dueling patriarchs Rick and Hershel trying to hash out a survival plan -- only to be interrupted by two unfamiliar, dark, possibly foreboding figures. I sure don't recognize them, but they seem to know exactly who Rick and Hershel are: "Son of a bitch, they're alive," one of the men says.
Is that happy or disappointed surprise? And who are those guys? Watch and judge for yourself:
SPOILER ALERT: Could these strangers be Dave and Tony
, the Odd Couple
-esque survivor duo we heard about last month?
This other sneak peek from "Nebraska"
shows that the new episodes will also bring new conflict between Rick and Shane after Shane's barn shooting spree leads Hershel to order him away from the farm.
These clips come after AMC's panel at the TCA winter press tour, where producers announced that The Walking Dead season 3 would be expanded to 16 episodes. Season 1 contained only six episodes, while season 2 will end after 13.
The Walking Dead returns February 12 at 9pm on AMC. What are your hopes for the zombie epic's return?
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