90-minute special of Talking Dead to air after The Walking Dead season 7 premiere
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 will air on Sunday, October 23 following The Walking Dead season 7 premiere. Talking Dead initially launched in October 2011 as a way to immediately discuss and recap new episodes of The Walking Dead.
Over 2,000 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 Jeffrey 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.”
The Walking Dead returns Sunday, October 23rd on AMC in the US and in the UK on Monday, October 24th on FOX.
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