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No. 1 TV Drama In The U.S., 'The Walking Dead', Set To Invade Latino Households On NBC Universo

No. 1 TV Drama In The U.S., 'The Walking Dead', Set To Invade Latino Households On NBC Universo

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Series creator Robert Kirkman: "Opening up the world of The Walking Dead to new audiences who will now be able to immerse themselves in the drama and suspense of the series is incredibly exciting."

NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, announced today the network will premiere the Spanish-language debut of "The Walking Dead" on Wed., Jan. 20, at 10 p.m. ET. Subsequent airings of new episodes dubbed into Spanish will air weekly on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET. To view a sneak peek of the series on NBC UNIVERSO click here.

"The Walking Dead" tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. Following a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, the series explores the challenges of life in a world overrun by "walkers" or zombies. Over time, the characters are changed by the constant exposure to death and willingness to do anything to survive. The worldwide phenomenon has captivated viewers around the globe spreading to more than 120 countries in 33 different languages.

"Opening up the world of The Walking Dead to new audiences who will now be able to immerse themselves in the drama and suspense of the series is incredibly exciting," said Robert Kirkman. "The show continues to manifest itself in ways beyond my wildest imagination, and I am thrilled for fans to experience it when it’s released on NBC UNIVERSO in the New Year."

"The Walking Dead is a global phenomenon that transcends cultural barriers and pushes the element of human survival to the limit," said Bilai Joa Silar, Senior Vice President, Programming & Production, NBC UNIVERSO. "By adding this blockbuster series to our programming lineup we are offering our viewers the opportunity to discover the universe of the zombie apocalypse and to get hooked in their preferred language… Spanish."

In addition to enjoying the episodes on TV, subscribers of NBC UNIVERSO on participating cable, satellite, and telco services will also be able to view episodes of "The Walking Dead" on Video on Demand, as well as on www.nbcuniverso.com and the NBC UNIVERSO NOW app by entering the subscriber’s log-in information. Fans can start engaging on social media by using the hashtag #TWDenEspañol and find more content about the show in Spanish on NBC UNIVERSO’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nbcuniverso and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nbcuniverso/. Starting in early January, fans also will be able to visit a microsite that will have highlights of The Walking Dead in Spanish.

"The Walking Dead" is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Kirkman serves as an executive producer on the project and three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) serves as writer, director and executive producer. Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serves as Executive Producer. Charles "Chic" Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serves as Executive Producer.

The series stars Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs and Steven Yeun.

To find NBC UNIVERSO on your satellite, telco or cable TV channel lineup, go to Channel 410 on DIRECTV; Channel 838 on DISH Network; Channel 3009 or 3010 on AT&T U-verse; and visit www.nbcuniverso.com/encuentra for the NBC UNIVERSO channel number on your local cable TV listings.

NBC UNIVERSO is currently available to 40 million households across the U.S. The network is telecast in HD nationwide on DirecTV; Western U.S. markets served by Comcast Xfinity TV; throughout Bright House Networks’ cable television footprint; and select Cox Communications markets.

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