‘Walking Dead’ Gets 90 Min Premiere And Has Second Season Split in Two

- 09-01-11Comics, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

It’s only a matter of weeks till the premiere of The Walking Dead‘s second season and today we learned it’ll be a glorious 90 minute extravaganza of zombie apocalypse goodness. That’s right, season two premieres on October 16th and it’ll be an extra long, for our viewing pleasure.

Along with being 90 minutes though, it will only be six episodes. For the first part, then there’ll be a second half to the season, also of six epsiodes, which will begin on February 12th at 9pm ET.  So yes, they’re going all Doctor Who on us with their season line-up, those bastards.

As long as the quality of production doesn’t change, I won’t complain, besides, that’s only a twelve week break, wha-?! Ah, that’s gonna suck. Especially, ’cause we know they’ll end it on some crazy sick cliffhanger.What d’ya think it’ll be? The death of that character who should already be dead or something even wilder than the CDC vacation last season?

Here’s AMC’s official press release,

AMC’s critically acclaimed original series, The Walking Dead, is back with its much anticipated second 13 episode season. Kicking-off a two week long Fearfest, the network, once again, presents viewers with a 90-minute premiere episode, airing at 9 PM ET on Sunday, October 16th, with six one-hour episodes in the weeks following. The final six episodes of the season commences on Sunday, February 12th at 9pm ET. The 90 minute version is also scheduled to be launched globally on all Fox International Channels, following the US premiere the week of October 17th-23rd. Season two reaches FOX audiences in 122 countries, speaking 35 languages and is seen by over 200 million households globally.

In conjunction with The Walking Dead, beginning with the February 12th airing, AMC also announces the unscripted series “Secret Stash” executive produced by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Mall Rats), Charlie Corwin from Original Media (LA Ink, Miami Ink, Storm Chasersand Swamp People) and Elyse Seiden (Red State).

The Walking Dead follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, Teachers,Strike Back), who are traveling in search of a safe and secure home. Jon Bernthal (The Pacific, The Ghost Writer) plays Shane Walsh, Rick’s sheriff’s department partner before the apocalypse, and Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), is Rick’s wife, Lori Grimes. Additional cast include: Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey DeMunn, Chandler Riggs, Iron E. Singleton andMelissa McBride. Recently announced guest stars include: Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson and Pruitt Taylor Vince.

Source: Geek Tyrant

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