'The new world's gonna need Rick Grimes.' Those immortal words were scribbled on Rick's map at the end of The Walking Dead Season 5 Midseason Finale. They now serve as inspiration for this leader of a small band of survivors in the first poster for the The Walking Dead Season 5 midseason premiere, which debuts February 8 on AMC.

After the (SPOILER ALERT) tragic events of the mid-season finale that saw Beth being killed, as well as losing the possibility of a cure in Washington, DC, Rick Grimes' (Andrew Lincoln) 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? Check out the latest look as The Walking Dead returns this winter with the promise of a new hope and a different type of life:

Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere Poster
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