The Walking Dead fans have more to look forward to this Independence Day weekend than just cook-outs and fireworks. Although the television show has been on for only 3 seasons, The Walking Dead comic book series is turning 10 years old this year. While fans wait for the 10th anniversary surprises “The Walking Dead” will be bringing to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, AMC is giving zombie lovers a reason to stay indoors this 4th of July with a marathon of the entire series! Seasons 1-3 will run over 4 days and will also include a sneek peek / behind-the-scenes look from the upcoming Season 4!
Starting Thursday, July 4th, at 1PM/12c, AMC invites viewers to tune in to “The Walking Dead Season 4 Preview Weekend” and catch up on the series that has been hailed by USA Today as “one of the season’s best series” and reigns as the number one show in delivery for adults 18-49. “The Walking Dead” marathon will be hosted by nerd icon / “Comic Book Men” producer Kevin Smith from the Atlanta-based set, where the cast are currently filming Season 4 of the hit series. Not only will the marathons show all the episodes of the series, but will also premiere interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from the set of The Walking Dead season 4!
The first season of “The Walking Dead” airs twice on July 4th, featuring marathons of both the original and special black-and-white editions. These are followed by Season 2 on Friday, July 5th, and Season 3 on both Saturday and Sunday, July 6th and 7th. Each day of this four-day event begins at 1PM/12c. (Note: The black-and-white editions only apply to Season 1 on July 4th.)
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home in the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. Season 4 will air on AMC this October – 2013.
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