FOX Networks Group Asia today announced the Season 8 premiere of The Walking Dead, which also marks the show’s 100th episode, on 23 October. The first episode will debut at 11.30am in Singapore on video-streaming service FOX+, after it is aired in the U.S.
The new season of the post-apocalyptic horror television series, consisting of 16 episodes, will take off from the show’s season 7 clincher which gave viewers a taste of the inevitable showdown between survivors of the Alexandria Safe-Zone, the Hilltop Colony, and the Kingdom – led by Rick and Ezekiel – against Negan and the Saviors.
Prakash Ramchandani, Senior Vice President, SVOD Digital said, “The Walking Dead has long been a favourite for our viewers, and we are looking forward to finally bringing an end to the cliff hanging anticipation with the launch of Season 8 next week, which also marks the 100th episode. We’ve come a long way since the start of The Walking Dead and continue to dedicate ourselves to bringing the best for our consumers, first on FOX+. Entertainment lovers will be able to watch new episodes of the The Walking Dead anytime and anyplace, together with other great content.
In line with the occasion – which coincides with the upcoming Halloween season, FOX+ will be releasing an exclusive video showcasing the make-up process behind the show’s Deer-Eating Walker from season 1. The video features the work of Chris Ruth, a special effects makeup artist.