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Walking Dead to Air Black & White Pilot During July Series Marathon

Fans of The Walking Dead who’ve long wished to see the television adaptation of the acclaimed horror comic in black and white will finally get their wish. AMC announced this morning it will air all 19 episodes of the hit drama on July 7 and 8 (the weekend before Comic-Con International), with the world television premiere of the black-and-white version of the pilot capping off the marathon. The two-day event will also include the first look at a scene from Season 3.

Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick will introduce each episode from the set of the show’s third season, setting up storylines with the help of cast members and producers. Every episode will conclude with new content, including behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.

The marathon will culminate Sunday, July 8 at 9 p.m. with a live primetime special edition of Talking Dead, followed at 10 p.m. by the black-and-white pilot episode “created specifically for fans of The Walking Dead, as it holds true to the original black and white comic book.”

The Walking Dead returns for its 16-episode third season in October.


  • Zombiemastermind

    Why don’t people just turn the colour down on their tv sets?

  • Gregory Lisek

    I love TWD, the show and the comic, but why would I want to watch it in Black and White?
    I also wish they would lose Chris Hardwick. He brings nothing to the party

  • JustinBallew

    The comic is in black and white and they are doing it to mirror that.

  • jrau18

    I was thinking the same thing.

  • Omniaural

    me too! lol

    What happens if you turn the colour up on a black and white show?

  • Drew_Melbourne

     That’s not true! Sometimes he brings a stack of plastic cups, or some napkins. (You can never have enough napkins.)

  • RunnerX13

    And it just looks cools.