In a brief, new interview with Entertainment Weekly, The Walking Dead standout Norman Reedus said it was exciting to have the old, pre-Lori's-death Rick Grimes back on the show again, and promised a fast-paced and "badass" season to come.
"These scripts are the best scripts so far, and I'm really just excited to be back at it," said Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on the AMC hit based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's comic book series. "There are a lot of characters right now, so there are a lot of really different personalities on set. And it's super interesting, everyone's really bringing it. It's going great. It's so dynamic because it's so fast-paced and so complicated. It's great to be back."
The previous season left a lot of unanswered questions, but one of the most enduring questions of the last few years -- when we would finally get Rick back to a stable place where he could be a solid leader for his band of survivors, was resolved, at least.
"Everybody on the whole team is so badass right now. It's interesting, because a lot of personalities are clashing, or characters' personalities are clashing. But yeah, we definitely have Rick back," Reedus said.
The show's fifth season will kick off in October, but before that there will be a Fourth of July marathon with some mini-documentaries and potentially a teaser trailer or some footage from Season Five. A full trailer is expected to come along next month at Comic Con International: San Diego, where the premiere date will likely be announced.