FOX International Channels (FIC) is bringing the most watched series in cable TV history, “The Walking Dead’ to audiences throughout the African continent on the 14th of October on FOX, DStv channel 125 and StarTimes at 9pm WAT. The move is part of FIC’s continued commitment to broadcast the series as near to the US premiere as possible, and this year the date is an unprecedented 24 hours after the US premiere.
In this post-apocalyptic world, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors continue their ongoing struggle to survive the threat of walkers as well as the dangers that lurk among the living. A 16 episode season of the series will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off the week of October 14th and returning February 2014 with the final eight episodes.
The zombie drama continues to break ratings worldwide across FIC’s 200 entertainment channels in 122 countries. Internationally Season 3 consistently ranked as the number one show on pay-tv, beating out all other completion in major markets and out-performing all prior season averages.
In the highly anticipated new season, we find Rick and the group fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookie (Lawrence Gilliard Jr., “The Wire”).
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” stars Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, DanaiGurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse and Greg Nicotero.
The Series has garnered two Emmy® Awards 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