Tales of the Walking Dead Will Premiere on AMC In August

The Walking Dead fans won’t have to wait much longer before zombies return to AMC. The network has announced that the upcoming anthology series, Tales of the Walking Dead will finally premiere at 9pm on August 14. Additionally, AMC+ subscribers will get the watch the first two episodes that night before all remaining episodes hit the streaming service one week early starting on August 21.

Tales of the Walking Dead marks the first anthology series set in the same sprawling universe as its predecessors. Each new episode will focus on different characters as they encounter new threats (both living and dead) in a variety of locations. Some of these episodes will feature the return of familiar characters, including Alpha (Samantha Morton) from the flagship Walking Dead series. Other episodes will introduce brand new characters and show us how they’ve adjusted to the end of the world.

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As a bonus, AMC (via Collider) also released seven new images from the spinoff. Most of these showcase new additions like Terry Crews’ James Sampson, who travels across the country on a motorcycle with Olivia Munn’s character riding shotgun in a sidecar. Jillian Bell and Parker Posey will co-star in another episode that finds them looking very overdressed for the apocalypse. A grizzled Anthony Edwards appears in another photo, while others feature the likes of Daniella Pineda, Danny Ramirez, and Jesse T. Usher. You can view these images in the gallery below.

It’s only six episodes, but Tales of the Walking Dead should have enough zombie mayhem to hold fans over until its parent series and Fear the Walking Dead return later this year. Right now, The Walking Dead is on hiatus from its eleventh and final season after airing its most recent episode back in April. Meanwhile, Fear the Walking Dead aired its seventh season finale last night. AMC is ordered an eighth season back in December, but a premiere date has yet to be announced.

Are you excited to watch Tales of the Walking Dead later this summer? Let us know in the comment section below!

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