Fear the Walking Dead Nears

SoHo will air season three of Fear the Walking Dead within hours of the US.

Sky’s premium drama channel is still finalising slots for the Walking Dead spin-off but has confirmed each week’s episode will go out on Monday afternoons, starting June 5.

Unlike Game of Thrones, which HBO allowed to be simulcast globally, FTWD’s licensing deal doesn’t permit this.

“International licensing requirements mean the episodes can’t broadcast anywhere in the world until after the US episodes have played in full,” Sky publicity chief Lisa Franklin says.

“Those who prefer their zombies after dark will be able to catch SoHo’s weekly encore on Saturday nights at 8.30pm – full details will be released closer to the time.”

The first half of the season will comprise eight episodes airing over six weeks, with two back-to-back episodes on June 5 and a mid-season finale of two back-to-back episodes on July 10.

Sky will also stream the series each Monday on Neon.

Deadline Hollywood today posted this interview with TWD executive producer Gale Anne Hurd about what next for both the original series and FTWD:

What is the thrust of the new season with the West Coast Survivors more scattered than ever. We left them on the run again after Cliff Curtis’ Travis took the life of those who killed his son, Coleman Domingo’s Strand staying behind, and Frank Dillane’s Nick was captured trying to cross the border back into the US.

HURD: We are going to realise that they all have blood on their hands now, there is no more innocence in the zombie apocalypse. There are still secrets, and we will find out more about who is keeping secrets and what they are in this new season. We’ll also realise that the way people intended to survive the apocalypse, like Strand with his yacht, have not quite worked out. They’ll encounter new communities and we’ll learn if they are friend or foe.

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