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Thursday, October 8, 2015


FOX International Channels has announced that The Walking Dead season six will premiere internationally on FOX channels outside the US in more than 125 markets within 24 hours of the series. October 11 bow on AMC in the U.S. International fans will be able to tune in to the extended 90-minute episode starting October 12 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 & 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 on October 12 and the final eight returning February 2016.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead reigns as television’s most watched drama for adults 18 to 49. It tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. 

The series, which has been heralded by critics, stars Andrew Lincoln; Steven Yeun; Norman Reedus; Chandler Riggs; Lauren Cohan; Danai Gurira; Melissa McBride; Sonequa-Martin Green; and Michael Cudlitz. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.