"Huge Change" Ahead for The Walking Dead

Stars of the AMC drama tease the crazy rest of season 5

By Chris Harnick Dec 12, 2014 6:12 PMTags
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If you thought the first half of The Walking Dead season five was intense, just wait for final eight episodes starting in February on AMC.

"The second half…they're going to go through even more hell," Chad L. Coleman, Tyreese on the series, says in the video feature below.

Even more hell than being hunted by cannibals and having a face-off with an unhinged cop running a hospital?! Apparently so.

"The back eight has a very interesting structure," executive producer and showrunner Scott Gimple says. "There are some very emotional moments, there are some very crazy moments and there's a huge change for the situation of these characters."

When we last saw Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Daryl (Norman Reedus), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Carol (Melissa McBride) and the rest of the gang, they had just lost Beth (Emily Kinney) and the other half of the group with Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) as the leader found out their mission to DC was all Eugene's (Josh McDermitt) lie. Now they have no direction, no real place to go…yet.

"It feels like we're moving into a new show, it just feels like a new place visually and also story wise" Lincoln says.

And when we pick up, we'll see a new side of Maggie (Lauren Cohan) who will be dealing with her sister's death. "I think fighting a dark side that she's always resisted," Cohan teases in the video above.

Can they hold onto their humanity after all that's happened and all that's to come?

"We'll be OK because this is how we survive," Rick Grimes says.

The Walking Dead returns with new episodes on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. on AMC.