Thu 16 Jul 2015, 16:04
Fear The Walking Dead set for worldwide premiere with extended episode to debut in Sub-Saharan Africa simultaneously with US premiere.
AMC and AMC Global, the international AMC-branded television network, has announced from Comic-Con International that the worldwide premiere of summer’s most anticipated new series Fear the Walking Dead will air Monday, 24 August at 03:10 CAT. The extended episode will debut on AMC Global channels around the world simultaneously with the US premiere on AMC. In Sub-Saharan Africa it will re-air the same day at 20:00 CAT.
Each subsequent instalment will air live simultaneously with AMC US and repeat during primetime for the six-episode run of the first season. The season finale will premiere on 5 October.
“Anticipation around the world for Fear the Walking Dead is reaching a crescendo and we are ecstatic about delivering the series to worldwide fans at the exact same time as the US,” said Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC and Sundance Channel Global. “Whether you’re in Hong Kong, Madrid or São Paulo, AMC viewers will be able to join the journey and experience the start of the zombie apocalypse together.”
“Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson and the fantastic writers, producers, cast and crew responsible for bringing Fear the Walking Dead to life have been hard at work creating an entirely distinct and compelling new series,” said Charlie Collier, AMC and SundanceTV US President. “We join Fear before the rise of the zombie apocalypse with an interesting family dynamic as its entry point. After years of planning, that we are now only six weeks from sharing Fear with the world is truly exciting.”
AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead Comic Con panel event took place on Friday, 10 July at 22:00 CAT, moderated by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), and the season one trailer premiere in Hall H.
A companion series to The Walking Dead, the #1 show on US television among adults 18-49, Fear the Walking Dead takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined. Fear the Walking Dead is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and showrunner David Erickson and produced by AMC Studios. The series, set in Los Angeles, stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia and Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris.