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“The Walking Dead” Season 3 preview weekend to air July 7 and 8 on AMC

Melissa Hayer Published: June 22, 2012
Michonne (Danai Gurira) - The Walking Dead - Season 3, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Michonne (Danai Gurira) - The Walking Dead - Season 3, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

 

AMC will present “The Walking Dead” Season 3 Preview Weekend on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 starting at 10:30 a.m. each day.

The two-day television event will consist of a marathon of all 19 episodes from the show’s first two seasons, concluding with a “Talking Dead” live special at 8 p.m., Sunday, July 8.

The one-time only broadcast of “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick, will be followed by the world television premiere of the black and white version of “The Walking Dead” pilot episode at 9 p.m.

This special version of the show’s first episode was created specifically for “The Walking Dead” fans, as it holds true to the original black and white comic book, written by Robert Kirkman, according to a news release.

During “The Walking Dead” marathon, Hardwick will introduce each episode from the season three set in Atlanta, giving fans a quick look at the new sets.

Joined by several cast members and producers, he will set up the storyline of each episode and talk about the classic moments and unique characters spotlighted.

Each episode will also be wrapped with exclusive character and scene-specific content from the first two seasons, including behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast.

Filmed live in Los Angeles, the hour-long “Talking Dead” special will feature Hardwick giving fans a first look at the third season of “The Walking Dead,” including a scene from the new season, new video interviews with the cast, a tour of the new set and a glimpse of the props and wardrobes.

The host will also sit down with in-studio guests such as the series’ executive producers and other celebrity fans.

Viewers will receive information on the show’s presence at this year’s Comic-Con, updates on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Social Game and other related news and topics.

At one point during the live show, Hardwick will disclose a special code to viewers that they can use to enter “The Walking Dead” Watch to Win Sweepstakes at www.amcdead.com, in which the winner will attain a trip to Atlanta and a “stagger on” role as a zombie on the series.

The on-air event will be accompanied by activities online at amctv.com, where fans can find more exclusive behind-the-scenes videos and take part in Fan Favorite polls. Hardwick will announce poll winners during the “Talking Dead” live special.

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The Governor (David Morrissey) - The Walking Dead - Season 3, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
The Governor (David Morrissey) - The Walking Dead - Season 3, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

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