Fear The Walking Dead to be simulcast by BT

Fear The Walking Dead is to become the latest drama to be simulcast to UK TV viewers when it returns in the spring.

AMC Global and BT announced today the premiere of season two of Fear the Walking Dead, the companion series to the global hit The Walking Dead will be shown on Monday 11 April at 2:00 am on the AMC from BT channel, in a simulcast with the USA. A repeat will follow later that day in primetime.

Each episode of Fear the Walking Dead will be followed by Talking Dead at 3:00 am with a primetime repeat. The lively review show hosted by Chris Hardwick will discuss the latest episode of “Fear” throughout season two.

Fear the Walking Dead will air its second season of 15 episodes in two parts, beginning with the first of seven episodes on 11 April. The remaining eight episodes will air later in 2016.

When it debuted last year, the drama delivered the highest-rated first season of any series in US cable history among total viewers and all key demos in live + 3 ratings.

The move is part of a growing trend in simulcasting popular dramas around the world, partly to beat pirates making use of the delay between the original transmission and broadcast timescales in other countries. Further recent examples have included Game of Thrones and the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special. The recent Sherlock special was simulcast in cinemas around the world. 

Last year, viewers had to wait a week to see the series opener of Fear The Walking Dead on television, because the UK AMC channel, operated in partnership with BT hadn't yet launched.

  • Season two of “Fear the Walking Dead” will be available free of charge exclusively to all BT TV (BT YouView) customers who have AMC channel 332 on BT TV and BT Sport Pack subscribers on Sky channel 192. AMC is also available in HD on both BT TV and Sky with an HD subscription. The channel is not available independently of BT. Various other costs apply to get BT TV.

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