Following tonight's mid-season finale of The Walking Dead, showrunner Scott Gimple sent a message for fans via Talking Dead host, Chris Hardwick.
"The good people at Talking Dead asked us for a sneak peek and we realized that anything peekable was far too sneaky and, thus, we present to you the most cinematic of sneak peeks: a census shattering note! So, here it is. We will be wooing you with the weirdest of Valentine's Day gifts: chaos, terror, heartbreak, heroics, tragedy, and terror. Yes, that's two terrors. Friends, in all seriousness, episode nine is one of the biggest episodes we've done. Greg [Nicotero] and the astounding crew made magic. We cannot wait to show you February 14. Make sure your television boxes are in good operating condition and install safety belts on your couches. This one is gargantuan. Some people give candy, flowers, and/or hilariously themed teddy bears but this Valentine's Day we're giving you The Walking Dead midseason premiere." -Scott Gimple
The Walking Dead's writer/creator, Robert Kirkman, followed up Scott Gimple's message with the comment, "So many people die."
The Walking Dead returns February 14, 2016.