The Walking Dead is a drama based on the brilliant black and white comic books by Robert Kirkman, and brought to TV by Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile), who was replaced after the first season by Glen Mazzara, and is now under the guiding hand of Scott M. Gimple.
It tells the story of deputy sheriff Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln – This Life, Teachers, Strike Back) who awakes from a coma to find a world seemingly in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.
NON-SKY CUSTOMERS: We’ve confirmed that neither Channel 5 or Spike will air season 6, so your best bet is to Buy it from Amazon Video, or wait a little longer for it to come onto Amazon Prime, if you have a Prime account.
ABOUT THE SIMULCAST:
It’s not showing up in the the Sky Planner yet. I’ve been back to Fox on this a number of times to confirm it, and it is coming…
Basically, Fox are only simulcasting the premiere, not the entire season, so they are promoting the 9pm air time, as that will be the regular slot. They also didn’t want to add it to the Sky Planner and have people try and series link it, then get all confused when it’s not there next week.
So, if you look at the planner at the moment, there is a suspicious looking random episode of NCIS shoved in at 2.30am on the morning of the 24th, amidst a bunch of Family Guy re-runs. That’s because they were told they had to put something in there, and couldn’t leave it as ‘to be confirmed’. However, before Monday, that’s going to be switched out for The Walking Dead.
UK TV Premiere Date Information
Latest/Next UK Season: 7
Latest/Next UK TV Air Date: 24 October 2016 at 9:00 pm
UK Channel: FOX (UK)
Country of Origin: USA
Additional Airing Notes:
The US cable ratings monster returns for a 7th season, they are also simulcasting the premiere episode with the US, so you won’t have to turn off the internet for the 24hrs between the US and UK broadcast!
Previous UK Premiere Dates
Season 1 – FXUK – Friday, 5th November 2010 at 10pm
Season 1 (free-to-air premiere) – Channel 5 – 10th April 2011 at 10pm.
Season 2 – FXUK – 21st October 2011 at 10pm
Season 2, part 2 – FXUK – 17th February 2012 at 10pm
Season 2 (free-to-air premiere) – Channel 5 – 14th May 2012 at 10pm
Season 3 – FXUK – 19 October 2012 at 10pm
Season 3 part 2– Fox – 15th February 2013 at 10pm
Season 4 – Fox – 18th October 2013 at 10pm
Season 4, part 2 – Fox – 10th February 2014 at 9pm
Season 5 – Fox – 13th Oct0ber 2014 at 9pm
Season 5, part 2 – Fox – 9th February 2015 at 9pm
Season 5 (free-to-air premiere) – Spike UK – 1st May 2015 at 9pm
Season 6 – Fox – 12th October 2015 at 9pm
Season 6b – Fox – 15th February 2016 at 9pm
Next Season: 8