The Walking Dead hit Comic-Con with a fury earlier in the week, debuting the The Walking Dead Season 5 trailer. They also held a provocative Q&A panel in San Diego that brought out fans in droves. We have video from their presentation, which includes most of the main cast, with Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Lauren Cohan, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira and more offering insight into future episodes. Check it out, and then check out the first trailer for The Walking Dead Season 5 if you missed it earlier in the week.
AMC announced from Comic Con International in San Diego, CA the premiere of The Walking Dead Season 5 on Sunday, October 12 at 9pm ET/PT. As in previous seasons, the series' fifth season of 16 episodes will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 12 and the final eight episodes returning February 2015. Following "The Walking Dead will be the season premieres of AMC's unscripted series Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 10pm ET/PT and Comic Book Men at midnight ET/PT. Internationally, "The Walking Dead' will return to audiences in 125+ FOX International Channels (FIC) markets within 24 hours of the U.S. broadcast, as part of FIC continued commitment to broadcast the series near date-and-date globally.
Here's what AMC president Charlie Collier had to say in a statement.
"From the opening tease in the premiere onward, Season 5 is without question the most ambitious and satisfying season this amazing team has ever crafted. In the zombie apocalypse, event television is alive and well, and I am proud to acknowledge that this uniquely talented writing staff, production team and cast have once again raised the bar (and the crossbow)."
The season premieres of The Walking Dead, Talking Dead and Comic Book Men will coincide with AMC's Zombie Apocalypse Week, from Monday, October 6 through Sunday, October 12, as well as the network's annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films, AMC Fearfest. Celebrating its 18th year, AMC Fearfest will feature themed programming and more than 70 films, running from Friday, October 17 through Friday, October 31.