AMC has announced plans to premiere Season 6 of "The Walking Dead" during New York Super Week. The series is slated to return to the network Sunday, Oct. 11, however, thousands of lucky fans could catch this exclusive early screening.
In a press release regarding their game-changing decision, AMC revealed on Wednesday that they would be showing Season 6, episode 1 of "The Walking Dead" to a select audience two days prior to it's television premiere. In addition to getting to watch the episode before anyone else, those fans will also be granted access to a panel discussion with 18 members of the show's cast following the screening. This is the first time such an event has been opened to the public, according to AMC and Sundance TV president Charlie Collier.
"An evening that is typically reserved for cast, crew and industry will now include the fans," Collier said in a statement. "Loyal, passionate fans are responsible for making 'The Walking Dead' the #1 show on television and this is an exciting opportunity for us to thank them in person. For AMC, the executive producers and actors to be able to share this moment with them at Madison Square Garden -- it's truly special."
As previously reported, this season of "The Walking Dead' is sure to be a good one. According to actor Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), fans should expect a lot more walkers and "big," "ambitious" and "brave" storylines. Lincoln said showrunner Scott M. Gimple has really outdone himself this time around, calling the plot "astonishing."
So, how does one score tickets to the New York Super Week "Walking Dead" premiere? It's easier than you may think. AMC has planned to partner with New York Super Week, as well as numerous local radio stations and cable affiliates across the United States, to present ticket giveaways. Tickets will also be given away daily on AMC.com. Fans can enter to win anytime between Aug. 17 and Sept. 21. Good luck!
If you're unable to snag tickets to "The Walking Dead" premiere, don't fret! Season 6 of the series premieres Sunday, Oct. 11, on AMC.