New, exciting details regarding The Walking Dead season 6 premiere episode have surfaced online and looks like some major action and mayhem will kick off the zombie drama's next season.

TWD season 6 premiere director Greg Nictotero told Entertainment Weekly that the first episode will begin amid a big action sequence and then force viewers to put together the puzzle pieces as it jumps around in time a bit. The show's lead star Andrew Lincoln (Rick) promises that the episode will surprise fans.

"I think that episode 1 is something that people are not going to expect," Lincoln told EW. "I certainly didn't when I read it. And when we filmed it, it just grew and grew and it got deeper and deeper."

The actor added, "...And I think there are a couple of episodes this season that are certainly some of the best episodes I've read, maybe in a couple of seasons."

Lincoln also praised showrunner Scott M Gimple's vision with respect to the upcoming season. "There are more walkers than we've ever faced before. I think the storytelling is astonishing. Scott has kind of picked up very much where we left off and he's spinning 18 principal storylines in an incredibly complicated and cool way."

Season 6 of The Walking Dead will premiere on 11 October 2015 on AMC with a 90-minute episode.