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Things just keep getting worse in new teaser for The Walking Dead’s sixth season

We’re mere weeks away from the premiere of the sixth season of The Walking Dead, and AMC has released a sneak peek at the return of its post-apocalyptic zombie drama with a brief teaser that sets the mood for the next 16-episode story arc.

Titled “You Don’t Have A Choice,” the 30-second teaser showcases the threats from both zombies and fellow survivors alike that the cast will face in the upcoming season, which will kick off with a premiere featuring more than 650 zombies — a record for the series.

The upcoming season is set to bring back core cast members Andrew Lincoln as Rick, Chandler Riggs as Carl, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Lauren Cohan as Maggie, Steven Yeun as Glenn, and Norman Reedus as Daryl, as well as a long list of returning supporting cast members and newcomers to the series.

Among the other announced cast members for the sixth season are Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha, Lennie James as Morgan, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Michael Cudlitz as Abraham, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Alanna Masterson as Tara, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Tovah Feldshuh as Deanna, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Alexandra Breckenridge as Jesse, and Austin Nichols as Spencer. Characters played by Ethan Embry, Corey Hawkins, and Merritt Wever will all join the cast in the upcoming season, too.

Since premiering in 2010, The Walking Dead has earned 11 Primetime Emmy nominations and two Primetime Emmy Awards — both for makeup and prosthetic effects — as well as a Golden Globe nomination and multiple Screen Actors Guild Award nominations on the way to becoming one of the most popular cable television series in recent years. The series is based on the comic book series of the same name created by series producer Robert Kirkman, as well as Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The comic book series is still being written by Kirkman and published by Image Comics.

The Walking Dead recently welcomed a “companion series” to AMC titled Fear the Walking Dead, which serves as a prequel of sorts that unfolds on the opposite side of the country before and during the events of The Walking Dead.

The sixth season of The Walking Dead premieres October 11 on AMC.

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