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FOX+ to Premiere Season 8 and 100th Episode of the Walking Dead, with Full Past Seven Seasons

PR Newswire Asia Friday, 20 October 2017
This Halloween, The Walking Dead celebrates its 100^th episode and Season 8 premiere with exclusive zombie make-up video

SINGAPORE, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FOX Networks Group Asia today announced the Season 8 premiere of The Walking Dead, which also marks the show's 100^th episode, on 23 October 2017. The first episode will debut at 11.30am in Singapore on video-streaming service FOX+, after it is aired in the U.S.

The new season of the post-apocalyptic horror television series, consisting of 16 episodes, will take off from the show's season 7 clincher which gave viewers a taste of the inevitable showdown between survivors of the Alexandria Safe-Zone, the Hilltop Colony, and the Kingdom -- led by Rick and Ezekiel -- against Negan and the Saviors.

Prakash Ramchandani, Senior Vice President, SVOD Digital said, "The Walking Dead has long been a favourite for our viewers, and we are looking forward to finally bringing an end to the cliff hanging anticipation with the launch of Season 8 next week, which also marks the 100^th episode. We've come a long way since the start of The Walking Dead and continue to dedicate ourselves to bringing the best for our consumers, first on FOX+. Entertainment lovers will be able to watch new episodes of The Walking Dead anytime and anyplace, together with other great content.

In line with the occasion, which coincides with the upcoming Halloween season, FOX+ will be releasing an exclusive video showcasing the make-up process behind the show's Deer-Eating Walker from season 1. The video features the work of special effects makeup artist Chris Ruth. Fans can catch this at https://goo.gl/Daxr19.

*Catch The Walking Dead and more, anytime and anyplace *

The Season 8 premiere of The Walking Dead will be available from Monday, 23 October 2017 at 11.30am, on video-streaming service, FOX+. Fans can also binge watch all past episodes from the seven seasons on the platform, which offers consumers an upgraded entertainment experience with the latest content. FOX+ is available on iOS and Android mobile devices as well as on Android TV.

FOX+ is the first and only video-streaming service in Asia promising an unrivalled combination of the latest TV series, first-run Hollywood blockbusters, hit Chinese series and movies, live sports, thrilling documentaries and a big library of content all in one place.

With 11,000 hours of programming across multiple genres, this will give FOX+ viewers an unparalleled viewing experience as they embrace the most popular content from global movie studios and television channels, as well as original FOX programming such as National Geographic original series, The Long Road Home on 5^th November. They can also enjoy blockbuster movies such as the collection of Star Wars movies including the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Hacksaw Ridge and Japanese animation hit Your Name in November. In addition to The Walking Dead, viewers can also catch latest episodes of popular series such as The Gifted, American Horror Story, Empire and Ray Donovan on the same day as U.S as well as binge watch every season of the shows.

*About Fox Networks Group Asia*

FOX Networks Group Asia (FNG) is 21st Century FOX's international multi-media business. FNG develops, produces and distributes more than 300 wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, sports, factual and movie channels in 45 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. FNG's core channel brands include FOX, FOX Sports, FOX Life, FOX+ and National Geographic. FNG's movie channels include FOX Movies, FOX Movies Premium and SCM (formerly Star Chinese Movies). Non-linear brands include FOX Play, FOX Play+ and Nat Geo Play. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 1.8 billion cumulative households worldwide. In addition, FNG owns and operates two production studios and produces thousands of local programming hours for its wholly-owned channels and third parties. In 2017, FNG launched FOX+, the video-streaming service for watching the best in entertainment on-the-go. FNG has been in operation since August 14, 1993.

*About FOX+*

FOX+ is the only video-streaming service in Asia that combines TV series, movies and live sports, in one place, accessible from any device, at any time and in HD. With a combination of first-run Hollywood blockbusters and hit Chinese series and movies, FOX+ is the ultimate destination for entertainment. More than 10,000 hours of programming across multiple genres are available, comprising of the most popular content from global movie studios and television channels, as well as original FOX programming and FOX+ exclusive content.
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