Sunday the 16th of October is the date Walkers will have to sear into their tasty brains as the second season of AMC’s The Walking Dead hits the small screens in the US.

The first season of the Frank Darabont headed adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s long running comic book series kicked off to rave reviews and though the quality dropped as it hurried towards the end of its brief first season there was a decent mix of heart rending emotion and undead decapitation to sate even the most highbrow gorefan.

Andrew Lincoln proved to be a fine Rick Grimes and looking at this trailer for the second season we can expect more of the same suspenseful set pieces and slightly tiresome love triangles as the group struggle with the detritus of survival.

Here’s your trailer,

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The Walking Dead Season Two poster by Tim Bradstreet