AMC ANNOUNCES LIVE, 90-MINUTE SPECIAL EDITION OF "TALKING DEAD" FEATURING 12 CAST MEMBERS AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS SCOTT M. GIMPLE AND ROBERT KIRKMAN
Over 2,000 Fans Will Have the Opportunity to Win Free Tickets
to a Screening of "The Walking Dead" Season 7 Premiere Episode and
"Talking Dead" Taping at Los Angeles' Iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Sunday, October 23
The "Talking Dead at Hollywood Forever" Ticket Sweepstakes Opens on
Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 a.m. ET at www.TalkingDeadSweeps.com
"The Walking Dead" Season 7 Debuts Sunday, October 23rd at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with "Talking Dead" to Follow at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on AMC
New York, NY - October 3, 2016 - AMC announced today a live, 90-minute special edition of "Talking Dead," featuring 12 cast members - everyone in the final gut-wrenching scene from the Season 6 finale - and executive producers Scott M. Gimple and Robert Kirkman, on Sunday, October 23. Over 2,000 "Dead" fans will have the opportunity to win free tickets to a screening of "The Walking Dead" Season 7 premiere episode at 6:00 p.m. PT (live with the East Coast airing) and "Talking Dead" taping, hosted by Chris Hardwick, at Los Angeles' iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The "Talking Dead at Hollywood Forever" ticket sweepstakes opens on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 a.m. ET at www.TalkingDeadSweeps.com . In addition to Gimple and Kirkman, "Talking Dead" will feature guests Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Chandler Riggs, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand and Jeffery Dean Morgan.
"As 'The Walking Dead' returns with one of the most powerful and highly anticipated episodes in series history, it feels fitting to literally share this night with the fans whose support have made this show what it is today," said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "As a fan myself, even I crave a supersized 'Talking Dead' to do what it does best - serve as a focal point for fans - along with Chris, the producers and the largest cast the show has ever assembled - to experience, discuss and process together this emotional episode."
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 for the last four years. "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), is executive produced by Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.
AMC's first live after show, "Talking Dead," launched in October 2011 as a way to immediately discuss and recap new episodes of "The Walking Dead." Over the second half of the last season, "Talking Dead averaged 6.4 million viewers, including 3.8 million adults 18-49 and 4.1 million adults 25-54 in Nielson Live +3 ratings* The series is executive produced by Michael Davies, Jen Patton and Brandon Monk.
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with "Mad Men" in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before "Breaking Bad" won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series "The Walking Dead" is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last four years. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "Hell on Wheels," "Turn: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands," "The Night Manager," "Preacher," and forthcoming "The Son" and "The Terror." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men," "Ride with Norman Reedus" and "The American West." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.
*Source: Nielsen L+3 (2/14/2016 - 04/03/2016) Talking Dead. Excludes repeats, specials. (000)