The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere available in UK at same time as US
James R | On 23, Oct 2016
The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere will be available to watch online in the UK at the same time as in the US.
The new run of the show arrives after six months of waiting to found out the result of Season 6’s nightmarish cliffhanger finale, which saw Negan saunter onto our screens and beat one of our main characters to death with a baseball bat called Lucille. As you do.
Who was it? That’s what AMC has been keeping tight-lipped about ever since April – and it’s something nobody wants to find out before they get to see it for themselves. While the show is airing in the UK at 9pm on Monday 24th October, within 24 hours of its US debut, that still leaves ample opportunity for fans, newspapers and not-very-nice people to spoil it for everyone.
The good news: FOX UK will be broadcasting Episode 1 of Season 7 at the same time as in the US, which means that you can see the whole bloody mess unfold live at 2.30am.
The even better news: That means Episode 1 of Season 7 will be available on-demand any time after then, without having to wait for 9pm. That means you can stream it at 6am before going to work, at 12pm on your lunchbreak, at 4pm in your pyjamas, or at 9pm to join in with everyone else. Don’t have pay-TV? You still won’t miss out on the on-demand streaming, if you have NOW. Sky’s VOD service offers live and on-demand access to FOX UK, Sky 1 and Sky Atlantic for £6.99 a month, with no contract. Get watching by hitting the button below, or count down the hours until 9pm with this 3-minute tease unveiled earlier this week:
Photo: Gene Page / AMC
New teaser for The Walking Dead Season 7
7th September 2016
“Things have changed,” warns Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in the new trailer for The Walking Dead Season 7.
Spoilers for Season 6 follow
He ain’t kidding. In case you’ve forgotten – and there’s no way you have – the end of Season 6 saw the Walkerverse’s new bad guy saunter in and beat one of our main characters to death with a baseball bat called Lucille. Talk about an entrance. Since then, AMC has been tight-lipped on who got the unlucky bludgeoning, with the opening of Season 7 set to reveal the answer.
“Whatever you had going for you? That’s over. Thing is – I am everywhere,” adds Negan.
Again, he ain’t kidding: every trailer is going to be full of Negan and Lucille and little else until the show returns in October. This latest teaser, though, does give us a glimpse of the conflict between The Saviours and The Kingdom. And, if you freeze-frame it enough times, you may even be able to catch footage of those who haven’t suffered death by bat.
The Walking Dead returns to FOX UK on 24th October. Not got pay-TV? You can also stream it live and on-demand, legally, through NOW. Sky’s contract-free VOD service costs £6.99 a month, with a 7-day free trial. For more, click here.
Need to catch up? For more on where to watch The Walking Dead online, head this way.
The Walking Dead Season 7 trailer
23rd July 2016
“I’m gonna beat the holy hell out of one of you.” That’s the unmistakeable sound of Negan talking at the end of Season 6 of The Walking Dead – and the first trailer for Season 7 of AMC’s zombie show has no intention of telling us which one of our gang games face to baseball bat with Lucille.
Unveiled at Comic-Con, the glimpse of the next run of the show highlights how much Negan has come to overshadow the post-apocalyptic landscape of the zombie-infested world, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan on glowering, smiling, intimidating form.
Cleverly edited to avoid giving us more of a glimpse of who’s alive and who’s not, the show instead gives us our first look at King Ezekiel (“Welcome to the kingdom…”), a fan favourite from the comics, who is played by Khary Payton.
Star Andrew Lincoln (Rick) was on hand at the Comic-Con panel, alongside Danai Gurira (Michonne), creator Robert Kirkman and Chris Hardwick, host of after-show The Talking Dead, plus exec producer Scott Gimple. Gimple commented on the relationship between Lincoln’s Rick and Gurira’s Michonne, as the pair hooked up in Season 6.
“I wasn’t aware that it would have the impact that it did,” commented Gimple. “I think one of the things we fantasize about the apocalypse is that all of the things that separate us fall away.”
“Sometimes to change the picture that you usually see on screen can ruffle people, because it’s change,” Gurira added. “I hope and believe that it will help break that barrier and allow more of those portrayals to be expressed.”
The crowd, of course, were desperate for news on who Negan’s victim is, but everyone kept shtum, notes Variety in its write-up of the panel.
“It’s a really shitty start to the season,” commented Lincoln.
“No one’s ever trying to mess with you; everyone’s doing the best they can,” said Hardwick, asking Kirkman whether the pay-off will be worth it.
“It’s definitely worth the wait,” replied Kirkman. “It’s a fantastic premiere to a fantastic season.”
The wait won’t be too much longer: the show returns to AMC in the US on 23rd October, which means you can expect it to air on FOX UK over here on 24th October.
In the meantime, here’s the trailer:
Photo: Gene Page/AMC