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The Walking Dead returns this Sunday to AMC, and with the cliffhanger we got before the show took its winter hiatus we’re frothing at the mouth for its return. Showrunner Glen Mazzara, who’s sadly leaving after this season, chatted with Entertainment Weekly about his final eight episodes. Most interesting was his reveal we’d meet another “major character” from the comics before season’s end, here’s the exchange,

EW: You brought in all this iconic stuff in the first half of the season: the prison, Woodbury, Michonne, the Governor, Penny, Tyrese. Anything or anyone else from the comic that we can anticipate seeing in the back half of the season?

MAZZARA: Our comic book fans will still be excited and delighted to see how the story unfolds and how we tell the story. We do have a lot of new surprising material. There’s still a major character to appear in the back half, which is very exciting. As always we take the comic book as inspiration and tell our own story. I’m happy to say the exciting pace and the chances we take with the storytelling and the twists and turns that people enjoyed so much in the first half are all still there in the second half. It’s one connected, fluid season — we just took a little break with for the holidays.

Okay comic readers, who d’ya think it is?

In addition to the scoop of another new face, Mazzarra talked the coming war between Rick and The Governor, the Dixon brother’s current sticky situation, and how Tyrese’s arrival will affect the group. Make sure you give it a read. Also from EW are these three new images, starting with the scene above of Andrea being restrained. Below you’ve got Rick, Merle, and a dude missing half his head. Just the good stuff we’ve come to expect from The Walking Dead. Click any image for a larger, high resolution version.

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 The Walking Dead returns this Sunday, February 10th at 9pm on AMC.

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