AMC’S “THE WALKING DEAD” RETURNS FOR ITS FOURTH SEASON ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 9PM ET/PT
International Premieres of “The Walking Dead” Season 4
Locked for the Week of October 14 Across All
FOX International Channels Markets
“The Walking Dead,” the most watched drama in basic cable history, returns for another terrifying and exhilarating season on Sunday, October 13th at 9pm ET/PT. A 16-episode season of the series which the The New York Post gave 4 stars, will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 13th. The second eight episodes will return February 2014. Internationally, “The Walking Dead” will return to audiences in more than 120 FOX International Channels (FIC) markets the week of October 13th as part of FIC continued commitment to broadcast the series near day-and-date globally.
In this highly anticipated new season, we see Rick and the group of survivors fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr., “The Wire”).
Following “The Walking Dead” will be the third season premiere of AMC’s live after show “Talking Dead” at 10pm ET/PT. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, “Talking Dead” features Hardwick spending time with fans, actors, producers and TV enthusiasts, discussing and dissecting the most recent “Dead” episode. This highly interactive show allows fans to ask their must-know questions directly to Chris and his celebrity panels via phone, e-mail, social media sites, and live streaming chats. The series is executive produced by Michael Davies and co-executive produced by Jen Kelly from Embassy Row.
“The Walking Dead” and “Talking Dead” premieres will coincide with AMC’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films, AMCFearfest. Celebrating its 17th year, AMCFearfest will feature 19 consecutive days of themed programming and more than 70 films, running from Sunday, October 13th through Wednesday, October 31st. In addition, AMC will air a marathon of Seasons 1-3 beginning October 7th, each weeknight beginning at 8pm and throughout the weekend of October 12th – 13th. Fans will also be able to catch up on season 3 via various VOD and TVE platforms starting September 2nd.
The season premiere of “The Walking Dead” will be complemented by a wealth of exclusive content at amc.com, including “The Walking Dead” Story Sync, which garnered Variety‘s Entertainment App Award and an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Interactive Presentation. Fans can also check out new “The Walking Dead” webisodes, behind-the-scenes videos, episode sneak peeks, interviews with cast and crew, episodic photo galleries, ultimate fan games and “Talking Dead” videos. Full episodes will be available online via AMC’s TVE platform.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse and Greg Nicotero.
“The Walking Dead” is the first original cable series ever to end the broadcast TV season as the number one show for adults 18-49. The Series has garnered two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up, a Golden Globe® Award nomination for Best Television Series- Drama and a WGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media, among other accolades.
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history with The Walking Dead. AMC’s original drama series include Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Killing and Hell on Wheels. Its newest series, Low Winter Sun, premiered this summer. AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series like Comic Book Men, Small Town Security, Talking Dead, Talking Bad and Freakshow. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.
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