The countdown is on until the Season 7 premiere of “The Walking Dead”! New episodes of the hit AMC series will not air until Oct. 23, but that doesn’t mean that fans can’t get their fill of zombies before then.
The first five seasons of “The Walking Dead” are currently available on Netflix, and the sixth season will hit the streaming service on Thursday, Sept. 15. That gives viewers almost five weeks to binge-watch all 16-episodes of the last season before Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of the gang return in October to face comic book villain Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).
Season 6 premiered on Oct. 11, 2015 with “First Time Again.” Episode 1 found Rick uniting the survivors at Alexandria to solve a walker problem just outside their safe haven. However, no one planned on another group attacking their home while they were out. Week after week they faced different hurdles as they tried to turn Alexandria into a sustainable, long-term community. The survivors met other humans along the way — some friendly, and others not. And while they always considered themselves to be the “good guys,” a run in with the leader of the Saviors in the Season 6 finale made Rick realize that he made some mistakes along the way.
“Walking Dead” fans will need a subscription to Netflix in order to watch Season 6. New users can try the service for free for one month, and watch the episodes anytime on their laptop, TV, smart phone or tablet. After that, package prices start at $8.99 a month and go up to $14.99 a month.
For those who don’t have a subscription, the entire sixth season is also available for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray. The set was released on Aug. 23 and features some bonus content, like deleted scenes and the alternative version of Negan’s entrance in the finale.