New Poster for The Walking Dead Season 5B Hints at Morgan's Return
After the game-changing events of The Walking Dead's midseason finale, the big question on everyone's mind is: where do they go from here? Now, AMC has released a new poster for the back half of the season that might go a long way towards answering that question:
The poster is fairly standard in certain ways; the show is always dark and brooding, and Rick and Daryl are always the most central and indispensable characters. But the inclusion of the map is more significant, as it may indicate that fan favorite character Morgan will play a larger role in the rest of the season. Morgan was last seen in the post-credits scene of the winter finale, in which he went into the church and found the map that detailed Rick's path to Washington D.C.
"He has that map and it means something," showrunner Scott M. Gimple told The Hollywood Reporter. "He has this massive breadcrumb. Now, Rick and his group aren't necessarily on their way to D.C. but it's something. Morgan knows Rick Grimes could be alive and could be somewhere nearby and perhaps on that path. It's something. Morgan sat there and he prayed [in the church] and then he laughed at the idea of praying and then he found that map. So perhaps it's divine intervention."
AMC's official description for the second half of The Walking Dead's fifth season reads: "After the tragic events of the midseason finale - as well as losing the possibility of a cure in Washington, D.C. - Rick Grimes' 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?"
The Walking Dead returns on Sunday, February 8 at 9pm.