Season 8 of “The Walking Dead” Returns on Sunday, October 22 With Its 100th Episode
NEW YORK, NY – July 26, 2017 – AMC today announced that the trailer it premiered timed to Comic-Con International in San Diego, previewing the upcoming eighth season of “The Walking Dead,” has been viewed online more than 31 million times within four days, breaking its own record as well as surpassing other major trailers that also debuted at Comic-Con.
The world-wide reveal of the five-minute trailer for “The Walking Dead,” which gives fans a first look at the upcoming action-packed season, has thus far garnered more than 31 million views across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and AMC.com, alone. In the days leading up to Comic-Con, AMC released key art for the season along with the October 22nd season 8 premiere date, which coincides with the series’ 100th episode.
“Thank you to the fans for, once again, filling Hall H at Comic-Con, our lucky seventh year in a row sharing this hallowed, fan-first experience. And, since Friday’s ‘The Walking Dead’ panel ended, thanks to fans all over the world for watching our season eight trailer more than 31 million times, and counting,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “To receive this type of record-breaking response heading into the series’ 100th episode is beyond gratifying. We look forward to sharing so much more with you as we count down to an unforgettable season.”
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with “Mad Men” in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before “Breaking Bad” won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series “The Walking Dead” is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last five years. AMC’s other current original drama series include “Better Call Saul,” “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Humans,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Into the Badlands,” “The Night Manager,” “Preacher,” “The Son” and the forthcoming “The Terror,” “Lodge 49,” “Loaded” and “McMafia.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “Talking With Chris Hardwick,” “The Making of The Mob,” “Comic Book Men,” “Ride with Norman Reedus” and “The American West.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.