It’s been a long couple of months but AMC’s hit zombie series, “The Walking Dead,” returns to the small screen Sunday night. When fans last left off in the Season 5 finale, Deanna (Tovah Feldshuh) was hosting a town hall meeting about potentially kicking Rick (Andrew Lincoln) out of Alexandria. However, a turn of events resulted in Pete (Corey Brill) accidentally killing Deanna’s husband, Reg (Steve Coulter). In the end, Deanna gave Rick permission to shoot Pete in the head … just as Morgan (Lennie James) made his grand entrance to the safe haven.

So, what’s on the horizon in Season 6? More drama and new threats.

According to the synopsis for episode 1, titled “First Time Again,” Rick’s crew will still be struggling to get used to life within the walls of Alexandria. However, a new threat is on the horizon. The premiere episode description begs the question, Will a new threat bring them closer together or drive them farther apart?

That seems to be the theme for the entire sixth season. The synopsis for the new installment reveals that the Alexandria safe haven will be faced with “multiple threats.” That means the sheltered folks in Alexandria will need to learn how to fight in order to survive. But at the same time, in order to live in Alexandria, Rick’s crew will have to “take a step back from the violence and pragmatism they’ve needed to embrace.”

“Walking Dead” fans can watch the drama unfold when Season 6 kicks off on AMC on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 9 p.m. EDT. The premiere episode is an hour and a half long and will be directly followed by the premiere of “Talking Dead,” with host Chris Hardwick. Executive Producers Scott Gimple, Greg Nicotero and a "surprise cast member" will be guest stars.