THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 3 RETURNS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14!

International Premieres of “The Walking Dead” Season 3

Locked for the Week of October 15 Across All

FOX International Channels Markets

“The Walking Dead,” the most watched drama in basic cable history, returns for an exhilarating new season on Sunday, October 14 at 9pm ET/PT.  In this uncertain world, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors must not only fight the dead, but also face a whole new fear: the living.  A 16 episode season, the series Entertainment Weekly called the “greatest thriller ever produced for television” will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 14 and returning February 2013 with the final eight episodes.  Internationally, “The Walking Dead’ will return to audiences in 120+ FOX International Channels (FIC) markets the week of October 15, as part of FIC continued commitment to broadcast the series near date-and-date globally.  Following “The Walking Dead” will be the season premiere of AMC’s live after show, “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick at 11pm ET/PT.

The season premiere of “The Walking Dead,” coincides with AMC’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films, AMC Fearfest.  Celebrating its 16th year, AMC Fearfest will feature 19 consecutive days of themed programming and more than 70 films, running from Saturday, October 13 throughWednesday, October 31.

In the highly anticipated new season, Rick and his fellow survivors continue to seek refuge in a desolate and post-apocalyptic world and soon discover that there are greater forces to fear than just the walking dead. The struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 3 also introduces new characters, including the Governor (David Morrissey) and fan-favorite Michonne (Danai Gurira), along with her zombie pets.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” stars Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Iron E. Singleton, Melissa McBride, Morrissey and Gurira. The series is executive produced by showruner Glen Mazzara, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert with Greg Nicotero, Denise Huth and Evan Reilly as co-executive producers.

The season premiere of “The Walking Dead” will be complemented by a wealth of exclusive content at www.amctv.com. Fans can check out Inside “The Walking Dead” videos, episode sneak peeks, “Talked About Scenes,” “Talking Dead” bonus scenes, production diary interviews with the cast and crew, production photo galleries, fan trivia and new behind-the scenes videos from the set in Atlanta.

Following “The Walking Dead” season premiere will be the second season debut of AMC’s live after show “Talking Dead,” at 11pm ET/PT, hosted by Chris Hardwick.  Following its most watched episode ever – after “The Walking Dead’s” Season 2 finale, which attracted 4.3 million viewers – “Talking Dead” features Hardwick spending time with fans, actors, producers and TV enthusiasts, recapping that most recent “Dead” episode, providing sneak-peeks and discussion of upcoming episodes and taking questions and comments from viewers. The series is executive produced by Michael Davies and co-executive produced by Jen Kelly from Embassy Row.

“The Walking Dead” reigns as the most watched drama series on basic cable for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. The series has garnered an Emmy®Award 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.

The Walking Dead Escape at Comic-Con 2012! Updated!

Walking Dead fans get ready for an experience like no other. If you have ever dreamed of being a zombie/walker (really?), a survivor in a zombie apocalypse (who hasn’t?) or you are just a little weird and have wanted to watch humans and zombies fight it out on the sidelines (me!), then this years San Diego Comic-Con is where you need to be. The Walking Dead Escape is going to offer fans the chance to dodge walkers through an obstacle course at Petco Park. If you sign up as a survivor before June 9th you can save some money. The tickets cost $70 right now until June 9th, $80 from June 10th – July 10th and if they are still available, $90 for walk ups. Update: If you just want to watch tickets are $15.  All the information on how to be a walker has been released and it is as follows:  Horde Walker half shift (2.5 hours) $39, Horde Walker full shift (4 hours) $39 (with a $20 credit 14 days after the event so it’s really $19).  Horde Master (lead your own horde) pay $39 now and if selected receive a $39 credit 14 days after the event.  If I’m reading this correctly that seems like free to me!  Horde Hero, this is the big daddy of the event, you get fully made up in zombie make-up, you can get your zombie on as long as you want and you get zombie training (I don’t know what this is, but I like the sound of it), this will cost $149.  As an added bonus, all make-up will be done by Greg Nicotero and KNB EFX! All walkers and survivors will receive an exclusive, special edition 100th issue of The Walking Dead and all spectators will receive an exclusive, special edition poster of the cover of the 100th issue! You don’t have to worry about fitting this into your busy Comic-Con schedule because it will take place over 3 days with a bunch of different times to accommodate everyone!

Order your tickets here!

Skybound unveils The Walking Dead issue 100 cover

Skybound and USA Today teamed up to talk about the cover for the milestone 100th issue of The Walking Dead today, while it will not be coming to shelves right now the wrap-around cover is still something to admire and start pre-ordering for. The interview has some gems talking about the art though, if you’re a TV show watcher or behind on your issues in the series and don’t want spoilers I suggest you escape now while you still can.

From the interview:

“You can’t see it, but (hero cop) Rick is actually holding a birthday cake in his hand. Or, I guess, his only hand,” creator Robert Kirkman says of the cover to Walking Dead issue 100, out July 11 from Skybound/Image Comics.

Issue 100 falls right in the “dead center” of what he calls the “craziest” story arc so far in the comic series, a bloody affair that finds Rick and his group of survivors thriving in a (seemingly) safe community, much like they did at the prison — a place of refuge that was hinted at during the second season finale of the Walking Dead TV series.

The cover will have bodies littered across it, showing prominent figures from the comic series as the landscape, it’s not inspiring but in the wake of all they’ve faced it would be hard to expect Rick to ever be able to see the upside to all of this. The article mentions even The Governor makes a reappearance in the corpses and Lori as well.

The Walking Dead hits #100 soon and according to Kirkman there’s no sign of this story losing steam anytime soon.

Marvel and AMC launch Avengers movie marathon May 3

Looking to catch The Avengers on May 4th but you’re not entirely up to date? Have an entire day to take off prior to the midnight showing? You’re in luck as Marvel and AMC are partnering to deliver a May 3 marathon of movies bringing everyone current and showing off The Avengers at 12:01AM. The entry cost? $40 but if you’ve missed out on all those films you might want to play catch up anyway before seeing the big show.

Schedule:

May 3rd @ 11:30AM

  • Iron Man
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Iron Man 2
  • Thor (presented in RealD 3D)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (presented in RealD 3D)
  • Marvel’s The Avengers (presented in RealD 3D)

Order your tickets now and check out the collectible gear you get as well. – AMC (as of posting there’s about 6 minutes until the window opens)

Participating AMC theaters

Atlanta, GA
Avenue Forsyth 12

Baltimore, MD
White Marsh 16

Boston, MA
Boston Common 19
Liberty Tree Mall 20

Chicago, IL
River East 21
South Barrington 30

Cincinnati, OH
Newport on the Levee 20

Columbus, OH
Lennox 24

Dallas, TX
NorthPark 15
Parks at Arlington 18

Denver, CO
Highlands Ranch 24

Minneapolis, MN
Rosedale 14

New Orleans, LA
Elmwood Palace 20

New York/New Jersey
Empire 25
Garden State 16
Kips Bay 15
New Brunswick 18
Palisades Center 21

Norfolk, VA
Lynnhaven 18

Omaha, NE
Oakview 24

Orlando, FL
Altamonte 18
Downtown Disney 24

Philadelphia, PA
Cherry Hill 24
Neshaminy 24

Phoenix, AZ
Westgate 20