Walking Dead Season 5 Release Date, Spoilers: Poster Reveals Cast In Handcuffs

( [email protected] ) Jul 27, 2014 12:21 AM EDT

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UPDATE: AMC announced that 'The Walking Dead' Season 5 will premiere on Oct. 12, at 9pm ET. A new trailer was released the same day.

The Walking Dead Season 5 Comic-Con banner has just been released, featuring the series' stars as they will appear in the upcoming new season.

On the far left of the poster, viewers will notice father-and-son team Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) standing next to each other. Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) are at the center, but without their iconic sword and crossbow. Meanwhile, lovers Glen Rhee (Steven Yeun) and Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) hold onto each other in the background. Standing hunched over is Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz).

Interestingly, the characters are handcuffed presumably by their villainous captors at the Terminus. In the fourth season finale, a number of the protagonists were locked up in rail car.

Not everyone suffers the fate of those at the Terminus. In AMC sneak-peak footage, babysitters Tyreese (Chad Coleman) and Carol (Melissa McBride) are seen carrying Rick's baby Judith while escaping from a ravenous horde of the undead.

Apart from those details, not much else has been revealed in the recent Comic-Con banner. Even so, this is the first official poster for the show's fifth season so far.

Though the exact Season 5 release date remains unannounced, The Walking Dead will be returning to AMC in October this year. With only a few months remaining before the new season premiere, new details have been emerging that offer clues regarding the plot.

On Tuesday, Entertainment Weekly released images presumably taken from the upcoming fifth season. One photo has Carol holding a sweet-faced Judith. Fans hoped that this is proof that baby Judith will continue being alive and well in the next season. The second photo shows a bearded Rick staring grimly into the distance. Just what he is looking at remains a mystery.

Comic-Con is scheduled to be held July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center.

'The Walking Dead' Official Season 5 Trailer