Fear not, grieving Breaking Bad fan, because there’s nothing like saying goodbye to your favorite TV show then welcoming the new one you really quite like. Flesh-guzzling zombies, The Governor and the must-talked-about ‘new threat' loom in season four of The Walking Dead: take a look at this sneak peak now.

The Walking DeadThe guys are back to thrill and shock us - not Andrea or Lori or T, though: they're all dead.

Watch the teaser clip right here.

In case you didn’t know, or you needed reminding, season three ended with a few major plot points: the prison is still standing, and has an influx of new members now that The Governor has relinquished control of Woodbury. Andrea died, and Daryl is still the completely ridiculous, lovably rogue-badass we all love to love.

But for all The Walking Dead’s fantastic action, some fans and critics have been moved to criticize the script, which, towards the end of the last season, did have some obvious flaws. The much-anticipated showdown between Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and The Governor ended in what can only be described as a damp squib. Can the people behind the show fix those blips and make season four the best one yet?

The new teaser trailer released by AMC ahead of season four’s bow shows a collective unit that have built up a life in the prison. They’ve got pigs, crops and a community. But that’s all about to change, even though some of us would be happy to actually see their lives go well for a change. That’s not network TV, though, sorry.

“There’s some really, really cool and big stuff that people have been expecting, or that people have been anticipating from the comics, that will work into season four," the franchise’s creator, Robert Kirkman, explained. “To give a hint, I will say that we do have Tyreese and Rick, who are now united, which is a big moment for the comic book fans," he added.

"We’ll see a very different Rick Grimes for one. His experiences against The Governor and with the various things that happened to him in season three are informing his character in huge ways. We’ll see a lot of familiar elements from season three: we’ll see the prison, Rick and his group are still in the same place but those elements are all going to be radically different.” (Independent)

The Walking Dead is back on your TV screen on October 13th.

Andrew Lincoln in The Walking DeadAndrew Lincoln in The Walking Dead.