AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 3 Returns Mid-October & Kicks off Fearfest

by on September 16, 2012

in Entertainment

The Walking Dead season 3 premiere promo art

As the press release notes, the award winning drama, The Walking Dead, returns to cable TV in mid-October.

In the third season of The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group is now not only fighting the roaming undead but now will find themselves facing off with the living humans.

It will be a 16 episode season.

The Walking Dead season 3 zombieEntertainment Weekly called the “greatest thriller ever produced for television” and this thriller will have its season split into two parts.  The first part of season three, eight episodes, will air, starting October 14. The second eight eps will herald the return of the dead in February 2013.

Of course, as has been the practice, after the premiere (and all episodes), the recap chat after-show, “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick, will be following.

The Walking Dead will also herald in the annual thriller movie marathon, called AMC FearfestFearfest is a 19-day marathon of 70 movies that run from October 13th to October 31st, preparing you for Halloween!

'The Walking Dead' season three preview pic - Merle Dixon

‘The Walking Dead’ season three preview pic – Merle!!!

David Morrissey in The Walking Dead season 3 as The Governor

Michonne played by Danai Gurira in season three of The Walking Dead

The show reigns as the most watched drama series on basic cable for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. The series has garnered an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up, a Golden Globe® Award nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, and a WGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media, among other accolades.

The Walking Dead, season 3 premieres on Sunday October 14th.

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