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'The Walking Dead' 4th Of July Marathon With Two New Specials About Season 5

Reported by Outsiders - 2014.06.19

Celebrate summer with AMC's "Dead, White and Blue" Weekend from Friday, July 4 through Sunday, July 6. All weekend long AMC will air a special marathon of its award-winning drama The Walking Dead, the #1 show on television among Adults 18-49. All four seasons of the hit series will air back-to-back beginning Friday, July 4 at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT. The marathon weekend culminates with a Talking Dead Season 5 Preview Special, hosted by Chris Hardwick, on Sunday, July 6 at 9:00pm ET/PT featuring The Walking Dead showrunner and executive producer Scott M. Gimple and actress Aisha Tyler. The fifth season of The Walking Dead premieres this October.

Fans can also check out two new documentaries about The Walking Dead, produced by Big Machine for AMC Studios, which feature all-new behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and producers from the set in Atlanta:

Inside The Walking Dead - Tuesday, July 8 at 10:00pm ET/PT

This one-hour documentary will showcase how this remarkable series is made. The executive producers will discuss the process of mapping out the show and viewers will hear from all of the key production departments - from production design and special effects to costumes and makeup - about their role in crafting the world of The Walking Dead.

Inside The Walking Dead: Walker University -Tuesday, July 15 at 10:00pm ET/PT

AMC's second doc will follow the journey from extra to walker. Viewers will learn that there is much more to becoming part of the living dead than just make-up, and will get an inside perspective on the choreography, acting and motivation behind each zombie, including a look at what takes place at The Walking Dead's own Zombie School.

The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and Tom Luse.

Talking Dead, AMC's live after show that serves as a platform for discussion on The Walking Dead, is produced by Embassy Row and executive produced by Michael Davies, Jennifer Kelly Patton and Brandon Monk.




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