via press release:
AMC ANNOUNCES “THE WALKING DEAD” SEASON SIX
WILL DEBUT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11TH AT 9:00PM ET/PT
WITH EXTENDED 90-MINUTE PREMIERE EPISODE
Season Five Premieres of “Talking Dead” and “Comic Book Men” to Follow
International Premieres of “The Walking Dead” Season Six to Air
Within 24 Hours of U.S. Broadcast
Across All FOX International Channels Markets
SAN DIEGO, CA – July 10, 2015 – AMC announced today from Comic-Con International that “The Walking Dead” season six will premiere Sunday, October 11th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with an extended 90-minute episode. As in previous seasons, the show’s sixth season of 16 episodes will air in two parts, with the first eight episodes kicking off October 11th and the final eight returning February 2016. Following “The Walking Dead” will be the season premiere of AMC’s “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. A new season of “Comic Book Men” will debut the following week with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, October 18 at midnight and 12:30 a.m. ET/PT. Internationally, “The Walking Dead” will return to audiences in 125+ FOX International Channels (FIC) markets within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere, as part of FIC’s continued commitment to broadcast the series near day-and-date globally.
Today at 12:00 p.m. is AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Comic-Con panel event, moderated by Hardwick, and the season six trailer premiere in Hall H. Following the event, the trailer can be viewed at www.amc.com. At AMC’s “The Walking Dead” booth (#4237), fans can stop by to take photos of themselves among some of the iconic settings from season five, including the infamous revolving door in which Glenn and Noah were stuck and Noah met his demise.
Also today from 7:15-9:00 p.m. in Hall H, Kevin Smith will discuss the fifth season of “Comic Book Men,” for which he serves as executive producer, during his annual Comic-Con panel.
In addition, AMC announced a “Talking Dead Season 6 Preview Special,” which will premiere Sunday, August 23rd at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by Hardwick, the special will give fans an early look at what to expect in the upcoming season of “The Walking Dead,” along with exclusive interviews with cast members and executive producers and behind-the-scenes moments. Fans can also catch up on seasons one through five with a “5 Sundays/5 Seasons” Marathon. Each Sunday, AMC will air a single season of the critically acclaimed hit beginning Sunday, July 26 at 2:30 p.m. ET/PT through Sunday, August 23.
The network also announced today “The Walking Dead” season six premiere event at Madison Square Garden in New York City this October. The cast and executive producers will be on hand for a screening and panel discussion at The World’s Most Famous Arena. For more information, visit www.amcthewalkingdead.com and sign up to be among the first to learn how to win tickets to attend.
“We covet our time in person with ‘The Walking Dead’ fans every summer at Comic-Con International, and we always work to bring them new, exciting content and experiences that fuel their passion,” said Charlie Collier, AMC and SundanceTV president. “With today’s exclusive trailer, the upcoming preview special in August, the unprecedented fan celebration at Madison Square Garden, and so much more in store between now and the 90-minute premiere on October 11th, we are focused on ‘The Walking Dead’s’ passionate, loyal audiences and helping them bridge the months-long separation from Rick, Daryl, Michonne and the rest of the gang.”
The season premieres of “The Walking Dead” and “Talking Dead” will coincide with AMC’s Zombie Apocalypse Week, from Monday, October 5 through Sunday, October 11, as well as the network’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films, AMC Fearfest. Celebrating its 19th year, AMC Fearfest will feature themed programming and more than 60 films, running from Sunday, October 18 through Friday, October 31.