Even ‘The Walking Dead’ Get Into The Holiday Spirit

You may not want to share your yuletide egg nog with a bunch of zombies, but AMC is still bringing you its first-ever The Walking Dead Holiday Special later this month.

The hour-long event–debuting on the network’s streaming platform AMC+ Dec. 13–will be hosted by Talking Dead’s Chris Hardwick, as reported by Deadline. And there’s plenty of holiday cheer scheduled for horror fans of all ages.

The special will be highlighted by video chats with such The Walking Dead stars as Lauren Cohan, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Khary Payton, Eleanor Matsuura, Cassady McClincy, Lauren Ridloff, Cailey Fleming, Emily Kinney and IronE Singleton.

The actors will discuss the holiday season and look back on the 10 years of the flagship show of the franchise–and what fans can expect going forward. Also on hand to lend their perspectives and insights will be The Walking Dead chief content officer Scott Gimple and showrunner Angela Kang.

The show also will feature a performance of Up on the Housetop by Emily Kinney, a parody of Twelve Days of Christmas by several cast members and an exclusive new table read video from Diverged, one of the six new episodes in the show’s extended tenth season.

Speaking of that extended Season 10, the six “bonus episodes” of the season will start airing on AMC Feb. 28, 2021. Each of these shows will be followed by a new episode of Talking Dead.

The Walking Dead Holiday Special is produced by Embassy Row, with Brandon Monk, Steve Markowitz and Michael Davies serving as executive producers.

The Walking Dead–slated to walk off into the sunset in 2022 after its 11th season–is based on the award-winning series from Image Comics by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. The series was adapted by Frank Darabont, who served as showrunner for the first season.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on everything to do with The Walking Dead franchise.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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