The Walking Dead Season 3 Poster Drops

With just over a month until AMC's The Walking Dead shambles back into your living room, the network has released a one-sheet poster for the upcoming third season that focuses on series star Andrew Lincoln, apparently poised to defend the prison.

"In an uncertain world, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors must not only fight the dead, but also face a whole new fear: the living," said AMC in a release that came along with the art.

The series, a ratings juggernaut for the cable network, will return to TV on October 14 with eight new episodes, then go on hiatus until February and return with eight more. At present, that's all that's been ordered by AMC, although the safe money is on another order of more episodes coming up soon, especially considering that they're just a few episodes away from losing Breaking Bad, one of their other fan- and critic-favorite series.

Based on the Image/Skybound comic book and graphic novel series written by Robert Kirkman, AMC's The Walking Dead stars Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, IronE Singleton, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey and Danai Gurira. The series is executive produced by Glen Mazzara, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert.