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    Biggest marathon ever of The Walking Dead coming to Fox this festive season

    Fans to catch up on every single episode leading up to extended 10th season premiere next March
    Fox is the destination channel for fans of genre defining scripted drama, comedy and animation. The channel is a bold entertainment destination, known for standing out and unleashing the unexpected. This festive season, Fox (Dstv 125) will be celebrating a decade of one of its most popular shows with a marathon of every single episode of The Walking Dead. From 2 December 2020 at 9.30pm (CAT), every weeknight, viewers can enjoy double bills of the post apocalypse horror series starting from the very beginning of the first season.

    Biggest marathon ever of The Walking Dead coming to Fox this festive seasonBiggest marathon ever of The Walking Dead coming to Fox this festive season

    The zombie-filled series has never been more alive, as this marathon is a build up to the start of the third instalment of the extended tenth season, which will premiere on Fox early in the new year. The six additional episodes (starting from 1017) will premiere on 1 March 2020 at 3am CAT, simulcast with the US, and then again at 8.45pm CAT that night (Monday, 1 March) on Fox.

    New guest stars to be featured in the extended third season episodes include Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Perry Mason, Scorpion) as Mays, Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, White Collar, Friday Night In with the Morgans) as Lucille along with new co-star Okea Eme-Akwari (Greenland, Cobra Kai) as Elijah, among others.

    Last on The Walking Dead, we witnessed the fall of Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the end of the Whisperers War. The Kingdom had fallen, Hilltop was virtually destroyed and Alexandria abandoned to prepare for the final battle. The survivors were trapped and separated from one another. Yet, when faced with almost certain death, they rallied together to fight, killing Beta (Ryan Hurst) and eliminating the threat of the horde.

    In these six new episodes, we’ll see our survivors trying to pick themselves up by their bootstraps following the destruction the Whisperers left in their wake. The years of struggle weigh upon them as past traumas surface, exposing their more vulnerable sides. As they question the state of humanity, the state of their collective community, and the states of their minds, will they find the inner strength to persevere with their lives, friendships, and group intact?

    Biggest marathon ever of The Walking Dead coming to Fox this festive season

    The Walking Dead has captured the imagination of horror viewers since its inception, 10 years ago, and continues to deliver nail-biting storylines, grit and action in every single episode, leaving viewers wanting for more. We are thrilled to be celebrating the show with fans across the continent this festive season, as we gear up for brand new content from the franchise in the new year.” said Evert van der Veer, vice president, media networks, The Walt Disney Company Africa.

    Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead is produced by AMC Studios and executive produced by chief content officer Scott M Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Joseph Incaprera and Denise Huth.

    New episode synopses and featured cast are below:

    New episode synopses and featured cast are below:

    Episode 1017 – “Home Sweet Home”

    Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has returned with a story she is not ready to share, even when her past catches up to her. Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) safety is at stake again. Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Maggie fight an unseen and unknown threat.

    Director: David Boyd
    Writers: Kevin Deiboldt and Corey Reed

    Episode 1018 – “Find Me”

    An adventure for Daryl and Carol (Melissa McBride) turns sideways when they come across an old cabin. It takes Daryl back to the years when he left the group after Rick disappeared as he relives a time that only the apocalypse could manifest.

    Director: David Boyd
    Writer: Nicole Mirante-Matthews

    Episode 1019 – “One More”

    Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) search for food and supplies to bring back to Alexandria. Small tragedies lead to bigger tragedies as faith is broken and optimism is fragmented when they are put to the ultimate test.

    Director:: Laura Belsey
    Writers: Erik Mountain and Jim Barnes

    Episode 1020 – “Splinter”

    Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura) and Princess (Paola Lázaro) are captured and separated. Princess struggles with memories of her traumatic past and tries to escape one way or another with the help of Ezekiel.

    Director: Laura Belsey
    Writers: Julia Ruchman and Vivian Tse

    Episode 1021 – “Diverged”

    Daryl and Carol come to a fork in the road and head their separate ways. Each going into their own type of survival mode, the easiest of challenges become much harder. Will their individual journeys be the tipping point needed to mend their friendship or is the distance between them permanent?

    Director: David Boyd
    Writer: Heather Bellson

    Episode 1022 – “Here’s Negan”

    Carol takes Negan on a journey, hoping to minimise the increasing tension. Negan reflects on the events that led him to this point and comes to a conclusion about his future.

    Director:Laura Belsey
    Writer:David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick

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