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Comic-Con 'The Walking Dead' season 5 trailer reveals premiere date

Comic-Con is in full swing. Fans are flooding San Diego in hopes of catching glimpses of never before seen footage of upcoming films or television shows or seeing some of their favorite stars doing panel interviews . If you are a fan of "The Walking Dead" then you hit pay dirt yesterday, July 25, as not only the first trailer to season 5 was seen, but it also revealed when the season premiere would occur.

Andrew Lincoln and Steven Yeun at Comic-Con 2014
Andrew Lincoln and Steven Yeun at Comic-Con 2014Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

You can see "The Walking Dead" season 5 trailer by clicking the video above. You may recall that season 4 finished with a real cliffhanger. Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and most of his people made it to Terminus, only to discover it was not the haven they were promised. Instead, they all wound up locked away in a boxcar of a train with the show ending on Rick's words, "They're screwing with the wrong people."

Be warned that this "The Walking Dead" season 5 trailer does contain minor spoilers. For example, you better stop reading if you don't want to know Rick and Carl (Chandler Riggs) are reunited with baby Judith. You may think that the show would pit Rick's group against the people at Terminus, but instead it appears they set out on a journey for Washington D.C. to get Dr. Eugene Porter there so he can help bring this outbreak to a close. Of course, tensions are very high between the two groups.

One element of the show that gets better season after season is the makeup effects. Greg Nicotero and his K.N.B. crew have outdone themselves again because the walkers that appear in the trailer look more frightening than ever before. There is one cool looking one with a beard, one female walker wearing glasses that comes right at the camera and one that could only be described as with having a droopy face.

The clips in the trailer come fast and furious. There is a one second clip that may catch the eye of fans who are familiar with the comic book. It comes at the 2:21 mark. The makers of the show may be trying to mislead everyone, but in that brief moment it appears to be a moment from issue #100. We will have to wait until October 12 when season 5 of "The Walking Dead" premieres to see if, indeed, that is what's happening.