All New Episode of Walking Dead and Premiere of Eli Roth’s New Horror Series This Weekend

The Walking Dead” season nine continues on Sunday, October 14th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. On the all-new episode, “The Bridge,” the communities join forces to restore a bridge that will facilitate communication and trade, meanwhile, someone is gravely injured at the construction site. The episode is written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and directed by Daisy Mayer.

Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group.

Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick’s steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors.

As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” reigns as television’s most watched drama for Adults 18-49. “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.  The series is executive produced by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.

 Following the episode, viewers can catch an all-new episode of “Talking Dead” hosted by Chris Hardwick at 10:06 p.m. ET/PT, featuring “The Walking Dead” series stars Katelyn Nacon and Tom Payne.

Then late night, the series premiere of “AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror” airs. On the series premiere, “Zombies,” Eli Roth will discuss how Zombies are the monsters of the 21st century, America’s major contribution to horror, what set off zombie fever, and how all roads lead to George Romero, who made zombies a metaphor for social ills. This episode is written by Kurt Sayenga. Guests this week include: Chris Dumas, John Landis, Jack Black, Stephen King, Josh Hartnett, Norman Reedus, Jason Middleton, Elijah Wood, Rob Zombie, Greg Nicotero, Ernest R. Dickerson, Chris Hardwick, Tananarive Due, Edgar Wright, Diablo Cody, Max Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, Bryan Fuller, Tony Timpone, Tom Savini, Leonard Maltin, Victor LaValle, Stuart Gordon, Mick Garris, Joe Hill, Ryan Turek, Amanda Reyes, and Lil Rel Howery.

 Executive produced by award-winning horror film director, writer, producer and actor, Eli Roth, the documentary series brings together the masters of horror – the storytellers and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present.

“AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror” is produced by The Content Group’s Asylum Entertainment and Marwar Junction Productions. Executive producers are Eli Roth, Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Joseph Freed, Allison Berkley and Kurt Sayenga.

(pictured let to right Rob Zombie,Greg Nicotero,Eli Roth)

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