The Walking Dead fans on China may not be able to enjoy season 5, as the state is considering banning show with content that is not suitable for family audiences.
According to a Cinema Blend report, China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television has decided on the contents that are "legally safe" for families to watch.
"Starting on April 1, 2015 any foreign movies and TV programs need to be registered with the government organization or will need to be removed from legal streaming sites and other media services," the website reported.
AMC's blockbuster zombie horror-thriller is best-known for its on-screen goriness.
In the first half of TWD season 5, fans witnessed some of the most awkward killings including a throat slitting before a bathtub, Gareth eating Bob's barbecued leg before him, Rick Grimes killing Gareth in the most inhuman way possible, and Daryl Dixon ripping apart a zombie head to use it as a weapon.
So the chances are high that the second half of season five will not meet up to the standards of the Chinese government, and it will be banned from the country as it, and other shows, will not be available on broadcast or streaming networks.
Spoilers for Walking Dead season 5
Meanwhile, in the show, Maggie may emerge as a far better player than ever especially after losing Beth in the creepy Atlanta hospital. Until now she lost two of the most important persons in her life including her father Herschel Greene and sister Beth.
Cartermatt suspects the events will impact her terribly as neither of them were killed by zombies.
The fact that they both were killed by power-hungry people in the zombie-infested world will enrage the only surviving Greene daughter, and as seen in the latest promo released by AMC she will hold more aggressive position in the second half of TWD season 5 than the first one.
The Walking Dead season 5 returns to AMC on Sunday, 9 February.