Beginning Sunday, August 20th at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT, AMC will air a multi-weekend marathon event of The Walking Dead, leading into a special preview of Walking Dead season eight, airing Sunday, September 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. All seven seasons will air in order over the next four weekends, giving the opportunity for viewers to catch up on the entire series to date in the months leading into the debut of season eight, which premieres on Sunday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, kicking off with the series' 100th episode.
Below please find a breakdown of the marathon. For a full schedule visit AMC.com/Schedule. The marathon kicks off Sunday, August 20 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, where fans can watch from Season 1, Episode 1 through Season 2, Episode 7. The Walking Dead marathon continues Sunday, August 27 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, where fans can watch Season 2, Episode 8 through Season 3, Episode 8. From 9 AM on Saturday, September 2 through Sunday, September 3 at 11 PM, fans can binge Season 3, Episode 9 through Season 5, Episode 14.
The marathon continues on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, from 9:15 AM to 9:00 PM, where you can watch Season 5, Episode 15 through Season 6, Episode 8. On Saturday, September 9, from 12:30 PM to 9:00 PM, fans can watch Season 6, Episode 9 through Season 6, Episode 16. And finally on Sunday, September 10, from 1:00 AM to 9:00 PM, fans can binge all of Walking Dead Season 7 and The Walking Dead: Season 8 Preview Special.
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 a record-breaking five consecutive 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 is executive produced by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.
AMC revealed last month that the trailer it premiered timed to Comic-Con International in San Diego, previewing the upcoming eighth season of The Walking Dead, has been viewed online more than 31 million times within four days, breaking its own record as well as surpassing other major trailers that also debuted at Comic-Con. The world-wide reveal of the five-minute trailer for The Walking Dead, which gives fans a first look at the upcoming action-packed season, has thus far garnered more than 31 million views across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and AMC.com, alone. In the days leading up to Comic-Con, AMC released key art for the season along with the October 22nd season 8 premiere date, which coincides with the series' 100th episode.
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 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 five years. AMC's other current original drama series include Better Call Saul, TURN: Washington's Spies, Halt and Catch Fire, Humans, Fear the Walking Dead, Into the Badlands, The Night Manager, Preacher, The Son and the forthcoming The Terror, Lodge 49, Loaded and McMafia. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, Talking With Chris Hardwick, 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.