'The Walking Dead' season 4 is nearly upon us, as the cycle of pain and horror starts anew for Rick Grimes and his group of survivors on October 13th premiere "30 Days Without An Accident." Before the big debut however, AMC has spilled out brand new photos from the premiere and beyond, as well as the first four episode descriptions of the season!

The October 13 premiere will pick up some months later to see Rick and his influx of Woodbury survivors continuing to make their home within the prison walls, though not before a new threat arises to complicate matters. Not to mention, searching for supplies becomes increasingly difficult, and may yet cost even more lives before the premiere comes to a close!

In addition to the slew of photos that highlight security at the prison weakening (plus a big win for Daryl and Carol shippers!), AMC released the first four episode descriptions of 'The Walking Dead's imminent fourth season:

Episode 4.01 - 30 Days Without an Accident

The group lives an ideal life at the prison, and strives to hold onto humanity.

Episode 4.02 - Infected

The group faces a new enemy; Rick and the others fight to protect their hard-won livelihood.

Episode 4.03 - Isolation

A group leaves the prison to search for supplies; the remaining members of the group deal with recent losses.

Episode 4.04 - Indifference

The supply mission faces hurdles; the situation at the prison worsens.

While we await the latest details from ‘The Walking Dead’ season 4, the next run of the AMC horror-drama will introduce ‘The Wire’ star Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. as comic character Bob Stookey, ‘Twilight‘ vet Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa, and upgrade actors Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Emily Kinney to series regulars. David Morrissey’s villainous Governor will also return in season 4 as a series regular, though beyond this season his involvement seems unlikely.

The wait is nearly over, so check out the first photos of 'The Walking Dead' season 4 premiere "30 Days Without an Accident," as well as follow-up "Infected" below, and give us your predictions for the new season in the comments!