FOX International Channels announced exclusively today from Comic Con International in San Diego, CA “The Walking Dead” will return to audiences globally just 24 hours after its US launch. The new season will premiere Monday, October 13th in all of its 125+ markets, including Singapore, as part of FIC’s continued commitment to broadcast the series day-and-date internationally.
As in previous seasons, the series’ fifth season of 16 episodes will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 13 and returning February 2015 with the final eight episodes.
The zombie drama continues to break ratings records worldwide across FIC’s 200 entertainment channels in 125 countries. Internationally Season 4 consistently ranked as the number one show on pay-tv, beating out all other competition in major markets and over-preforming all prior season averages.
ABOUT THE WALKING DEAD
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 18-49. “The Walking Dead” 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 as “an honest-to-God phenomenon” (Variety), “relentless and provocative” (Orlando Sentinel) and “brilliantly engaging” (TheHollywoodNews.com), stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes; Steven Yeun as Glenn; Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon; Chandler Riggs as Carl; Lauren Cohan as Maggie; Danai Gurira as Michonne; Melissa McBride as Carol; Chad L. Coleman as Tyreese; Sonequa-Martin Green as Sasha; Emily Kinney as Beth and Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as Bob Stookie. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.
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