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The Walking Dead Poster Shows Rick Grimes Looking Armed And Dangerous

The Walking Dead seems to be taking its most direct approach ever with its key art this time around. The AMC drama's new poster for Season 5 shows off Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes holding a very big gun, looking armed, dangerous and ready for anything next to the words "Hunt or Be Hunted." "Hunt" seems like one way to put it. This is a kill or be killed world now, and Rick Grimes has not chosen the latter in seasons past.

Typically, The Walking Dead Season key art shows a full-bodied Rick standing or on the move in some way. Take Season 4's poster for example:

Season 4

That was Rick standing by the torn up gates of the prison. The Season 3 poster also had Rick standing outside the prison, and in that one he was guarding it. Meanwhile, Seasons 1 and 2 were of Rick heading into the city and heading into the country respectively.

So it's interesting to see such a close-up shot of Rick Grimes' face. But maybe that's the point. Because, well, look at his face...

Rick's face

That is a man you really don't want to screw with. And some people may be learning that lesson the hard way when Season 5 kicks off. We are anticipating a brutal first six minutes after all. When Season 4 left off, Rick and most of his people had been corralled in a railroad car by the inhospitable people of Terminus. All signs point toward more conflict there when Season 5 resumes.

Who will be hunting and who will be the hunted? We'll find out soon enough!

The Walking Dead returns for Season 5 on Sunday, October 12 at 9pm ET/PT on AMC.

Key art photo credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC.

If you haven't seen it already, be sure to check out the thrilling Walking Dead Season 5 trailer after the jump...

Kelly West
Kelly West

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