AMC+ is the home of the first-ever The Walking Dead Holiday Special, debuting Sunday, December 13 exclusively on the premium streaming bundle. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the hour-long program will feature current and past cast members from The Walking Dead joining via video chat to talk about the holiday season and look back on a decade of the franchise series – from behind-the-scenes stories on set to what fans can look forward to next.
The Walking Dead Holiday Special will feature cast members Lauren Cohan, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Khary Payton, Eleanor Matsuura, Cooper Andrews, Cassady McClincy, Lauren Ridloff, Cailey Fleming, Emily Kinney, IronE Singleton as well as Walking Dead Universe Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple and The Walking Dead Showrunner and Executive Producer Angela Kang. The special will include a performance of “Up on the Housetop” by Kinney, a parody on the “Twelve Days of Christmas,” sung by Payton, Andrews, Matsuura and McClincy, and other festive moments throughout, and will debut an exclusive new table read video from “Diverged”, one of six new episodes in the extended 10th season.
As previously announced, the six new episodes will debut Sunday, February 28 at 9pm ET/8c followed by a new episode of Talking Dead each week. All episodes will be available early on AMC+ every Thursday, prior to the episodes’ linear premieres, beginning February 25.
The Walking Dead Holiday Special is produced by Embassy Row with Brandon Monk, Steve Markowitz and Michael Davies serving as Executive Producers.
AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment networks and a number of the company’s targeted streaming services including Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as Riviera, Creepshow, A Discovery of Witches and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Comcast Xfinity, DISH and Sling TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed new library of commercial-free content, including Mad Men, Orphan Black, Portlandia, The Salisbury Poisonings, Gangs of London, Soulmates and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, among many others.