Last July AMC aired The Walking Dead pilot episode in black and white. It was a nod to the black and white comic book series The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The absence of color adds an interesting look and feel to the show and AMC has decided to show the first two seasons of The Walking Dead in black and white this February.
Reruns are a huge part of many television channels, some don’t even wait until the hiatus to start. Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead often show the same episode twice on air night and then again the following week as a precursor to the new episode giving those that missed it the chance to catch up. Many networks are doing the same thing. AMC is just taking that to the next level in hopes of snagging new viewers and drawing back rabid fans.
The Walking Dead Magazine posted the above, and Show runner Glen Mazzara retweeted a fan’s photo of the article. Season three of The Walking Dead continues on February 10th, 2013. Perhaps the black and white episodes will air marathon style before the big premiere episode of the second half of season three.