Sunday, July 12, 2015

Zombies Galore! South-East Asian Premiere Dates for "The Walking Dead" and "Fear The Walking Dead"!

Been dreamin' about zombies invading your own safe haven ever since the last episode of Season 5 of "The Walking Dead"? Or wonder how the reunion would be for bromance-buddies Rick Grimes and Morgan Jones?

Well, it is about 3 months away from now, but Fox International Channels has already set the Season 6 international premiere date!

The same day and date release of the extended 90-minute season opener will be available in this region on Fox cable channel (Singtel TV Ch. 330; StarHub TV Ch. 505, Monday, October 12th.

As in previous seasons, Season 6 will air in two parts with the first eight episodes shuffling in on October 12th, and the final eight beginning on February 2016.

To whet your appetites for zombies (or brains... Red Dot Diva is never quite sure what kind of creatures read her blog!), here's the first and official Season 6 trailer that made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend:

Don't you think Rick looks like he's actually going nuts?

And if you simply *cannot* wait to get your zombie-fix, look out for the new companion TV series "Fear The Walking Dead" by TWD creator Robert Kirkman and David Erickson.

Actors in the series include Kim Dickens ("Gone Girl", "Sons of Anarchy"), Cliff Curtis ("Missing", "Gang Related"), Frank Dillane ("Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince") and Alycia Debnam Carey ("Into the Storm").

The series will premiere with the same day and date model on AMC Asia cable channel (Singtel Ch. 322) on Monday, 24th August!

The times are:
first telecast - 8:10 AM - BKK/JKT | 9:10 AM - HK/SIN
encore telecast - 21:00 PM BKK/JKT | 22:00 PM HK/ SIN

"Fear The Walking Dead" is set in sunny Los Angeles, and focused on the series of events that happened prior to the start of "The Walking Dead".

From the looks of the sneak peaks and the trailer, Red Dot Diva thought that the cityscape of sprawling Los Angeles gives the show a different kind of feel from "The Walking Dead". It was more like "The Strain" meets "28 Days Later".

It's here. Our first Fear the Walking Dead trailer arrives at Comic-Con International.Don't miss the ASIA PREMIERE of "Fear the Walking Dead" on 24 August 2015, just minutes after the U.S broadcast. Catch it at 8:10 BKK/JKT | 9:10 HK/SIN, with an encore telecast at 21:00 BKK/JKT | 22:00 HK/ SIN — exclusively on AMC Asia.
Posted by AMC Asia on Friday, July 10, 2015

"The Walking Dead" fans already know what zombies are like, so the discovery of how they function in "Fear The Walking Dead" is going to feel ... oddly basic. "It's not real, it can't be real". There are scenes of people in LA reaction to the outbreak that range from denial to mob-drive panic, rage and fear.

Hopefully, the show will provide some clues as to on how the zombie epidemic started, and that it continues to be engaging enough for the fussy TWD fans out there. Or if not then, the promise given by creators Kirkman and Erickson to fuse the two series together at some point, might make the fans invested in both shows for some time yet. In fact, Season 2 has already been scheduled for 2016!

In any case, Red Dot Diva advises that it is never too late to get one's zombie apocalypse survival pack ready! Mamee noodle snack packs, anyone?

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