Watch the first two minutes of The Walking Deads mid-season premiere

The Walking Dead is soon set to return from its mid-season hiatus, and to stoke your excitement still further, you can now watch the first two minutes of the first episode online.

The new clip picks up in suitably atmospheric style with the digging of a grave, and the reading of burial rites, as Maggie continues to mourn for Beth,

Meanwhile, there’s a new destination for our plucky band of survivors, with Rick convinced that a community in Richmond, Virginia, is their best hope of salvation.

Check out the new footage, below…

Read more about the new season in an exclusive set visit feature in the new issue of SFX magazine, on sale now.