Production for The Walking Dead season 5 is underway and seems like the cast and crew are working towards making sure the new season is well worth the wait.

In a recent interview, the show's executive producer Gale Anne Hurd shared some details with AMC on what it is like to be back on sets for the fifth season of Walking Dead (via Enstars).

"Everything is fantastic. It feels like being in elementary school the first day you're back after summer break," Hurd said.

"Everyone is so excited and they're hugging...we really do have one big family. We've already, not surprisingly, worked with a few walkers. We've really hit our stride now. All of our crew members are completely prepared, our cast is top-notch and confident, the scripts are coming in and we have such fantastic d.irectors."

Hurd also explained why she was most excited about the season premiere:

"I'm really looking forward to the premiere, and the reactions that the fans have once we're back on the air.

"That's why we do all this- the cast, the crew- we're part of a big worldwide family with our fans. The connection, the feedback, the love- and a little bit of hate sometimes- is why we're sitting here sweating in Georgia. We do it for the fans," she said.

Series creator Robert Kirkman also recently told Entertainment Weekly that the new season will be "crazy and exciting," and that he "can't wait" to start revealing more details.

The Walking Dead Season 5 is expected to premiere in October on AMC.