Norman Reedus as Daryl in the Fox series The Walking Dead.

Fox announces The Walking Dead Season 6 will debut internationally starting Monday, 12 October with extended 90-minute premiere episode.

FOX International Channels has announced that The Walking Dead Season 6 will premiere internationally on FOX channels outside the US in 125+ markets within 24 hours of the series Sunday, 11 October now on AMC in the US. International fans will be able to tune in to the extended 90-minute episode starting Monday, 12 October worldwide.

This day and date release model was pioneered by FOX with Season 1 of The Walking Dead, and the group remains the only international broadcaster to execute this strategy at scale.

“Seeing the unrivalled global success of The Walking Dead unfold over the past five years has, in a sense, been very humbling. No matter how hard the actors, producers, programmers and marketers work on the show, this zombie explosion would not have been possible without the die-hard support of our global fans. It is why FOX continues to be committed to a day and date release of the series that ensures fans of the show everywhere, continue to be part of the global conversation.” said Sharon Tal Yguado, EVP Scripted Entertainment Programming at FOX International Channels.

As in previous seasons, the show’s sixth season of 16 episodes will air in two parts, with the first eight episodes kicking off internationally Monday, 12 October and the final eight returning February 2016.

Saturday at 00:00 ( San Diego time) was The Walking Dead Comic Con panel event.