This Sunday will be a huge day for sports fans as they gear up for Super Bowl XLIX, but for another, possibly larger group of fans, the day also starts the one-week countdown until The Walking Dead returns for the back half of Season 5 on Sunday, February 8. Today, AMC has released new character posters featuring the main survivors of this zombie apocalypse. The portraits feature Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Carol (Melissa Suzanne McBride), Tara (Alanna Masterson), Tyreese (Chad Coleman), Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Daryl (Norman Reedus), Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Rosita (Christian Serratos), Carl (Chandler Riggs) and Glenn (Steven Yeun).

The midseason premiere, entitled "What Happened and What's Going On" picks up after the last episode of 2014, "Coda", where the group lost another beloved member. Their journey to Washington D.C. has also been dashed, after Eugene finally confessed that he does not actually have a cure for the zombie apocalypse. The previous trailer teased that the group is going back on the road, but, for now, we are not quite sure where they are headed to, since every place they've called home so far hasn't turned out so well.

With a week and a half left until "What Happened and What's Going On" debuts on AMC, hopefully we'll get some more footage to check out before the series returns. In the meantime, take a look at these posters below to prepare yourself for the return of The Walking Dead.

<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Season 5 Rick Poster
<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Season 5 Carol Poster
<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Season 5 Tara Poster
<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Season 5 Tyreese Poster
<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Season 5 Sasha Poster
<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Season 5 Abraham Poster
<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Season 5 Maggie Poster
<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Season 5 Michonne Poster
<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Season 5 Daryl Poster
<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Season 5 Eugene Poster
<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Season 5 Rosita Poster
<strong><em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> Season 5 Carl and Glenn Poster