A new preview for the second half of “The Walking Dead” foreshadows that the group is going to be separated for a while before ever — hopefully — coming back together. The four-minute video highlights where the central characters will be going forward but one is noticeably missing from the lineup: Glenn.

Steven Yeun teases in the video clip that Glenn’s fate is still unknown, and reminds viewers that the last time we saw his character, he was in a bus that was being fired at with heavy artillery. At least another promo for Season 4b shows that Glenn is still alive, but it sounds like his dependence on Maggie will be called into question in the last eight episodes of this season.

The spotlight is also shined on Maggie, Rick, Carl, Daryl and Michonne, while Robert Kirkman teases that relationships will be cemented and that some characters might come close to intersecting but not meet up in Season 4b. Whatever does happen, it’s clear that the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been in this new, more adult incarnation of “The Walking Dead.”

“It’s a terrifying world that we inhabit again,” Andrew Lincoln says. “We’re weakened before we’re split from each other. … We’re jumping off the cliff.”

“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC with the second half of Season 4 on Feb. 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz