FX UK Sets Premiere Date For ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3

By Patrick Munn - September 4th, 2012 @ 05:21 pm UTC
Category: News / UK News

The third season of AMC’s Zombie drama series The Walking Dead will receive its UK premiere on FX UK on Friday October 19th at 10pm, it has been announced.

Based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead was developed for television by Frank Darabont and follows a group of people, led by deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes, who are attempting  to survive after an outbreak has led to the rise of the undead (known colloquially as walkers). The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, and Lauren Cohan. David Morrissey and Danai Gurira are joining the cast for the show’s third season, with Morrissey playing The Governor, a seemingly kind, helpful individual who built and controls a barricaded utopian community; and Gurira playing Michonne, a fierce, self-taught warrior who saved Andrea in the season two finale.

TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.

Comments (29)

September 27, 2012

OH SO looking forward to this in the UK. Michonne is a wicked character and with more money perhaps being put behind it for some climatic scenes in more episodes than just the first and last we may be in for some really special zombie action.

September 29, 2012

Will the third season be shown just on Fx or will it be shown on channel 5 as the other two series has been

September 29, 2012

not fair:-( I do not have Sky or Virgin etc so when can Freeview/ Freestat veiwer see the Wal;king dead

October 1, 2012

Absolutely can not wait. I’ve had to keep myself amused by watching season 1 & 2 repeatedly. Channel 5 Will probably show season 3 but not until fx has, could be waiting till march next year for channel 5, as fx take a break during thanks giving Christmas etc, and this year part 2 was resumed in February in UK.

October 1, 2012

Doing my head in now, so wish it would hurry up n start. T.V don’t interest me much but The Walking Dead is like an addiction to me..!!.. I was watching the old 80′s return of the living dead ect at 7years old.. Yep am a zombie fanatic.!. Lol..!!.. HURRY UP AND START..!!.. PLEASE.!!. Starting to have detoxes now…

October 2, 2012

Tom itll be shown on channel 5 when the series has ended, its usualy been shown that way

October 2, 2012

Hi I’m new to this site but love it already cos u guys have let me know when season 3 of the superb Walking Dead starts. I would have been truly gutted if I
Missed it the start of WD3 Anyway here’s to the Walking Dead, the Americans do it best !!

October 5, 2012

cant wait! im the sort of perosn to miss shows so my vrigins tivo will save me :)

October 5, 2012

cant wait for this to start, hope it will be as good as number 1 & 2

October 7, 2012

I can’t wait for this season. I usually don’t like zombie movies etc but my husband got me into the Walking Dead and I can’t get enough. Season 3 looks awesome. I think Merle coming back is a good idea and although initially I thought Michonne was somehow mystical and would detract from the realism of the show I have watched the trailer and believe she will be a great character. One price of advice to the show- don’t get rid off Daryl! Roll on October 19

October 8, 2012

Oh my favorite show I can’t survive with out it I can’t wait to see Rick again

October 9, 2012

I’ve looking forward to this for months now… i cannot wait !!!

October 9, 2012
Judd Ellis

In all honesty season 1 & 2 were pretty slack up until the end… But this season is based of the best 2 books so I ought to really enjoy them.

October 9, 2012

Yaaaaayyyy. Music* im so exited* its the only show that i’ve watched all the episodes……. And in the last ep of seas 2 michonne came in and she is gunna be a cool character

October 10, 2012

Awesome! I really cant wait :D

October 11, 2012

I just looked in the tv book and sore the walking dead three on fx friday on Sky. I am very upset I was looking forward to wach it cant now I only have free view why cant we see it back on channel 5?

October 13, 2012
Ashley Hamlin

I can’t Wait To Watch New The Walking Dead On TV. The Walking Dead Is So Awesome :)

October 14, 2012

Seasons 1 and 2 were great! So I can’t wait to watch the new season of Walking Dead :)

October 15, 2012
richard gilbertson

i guess the folk who are saying seasons 1+2 were ‘lame’ are the folk who have read all the comics? to me they were both brilliant. im not a zombie fan, and i NEVER get hooked on tv shows so for me to be hanging out for ths series proves its good! lol

October 16, 2012

Jessica. At least you will get to see it eventually. If you wanna see it sooner pay for sky or virgin like we do and stop moaning!!

October 20, 2012

Im so disappointed that its not going to be shown on a normal channel. there has been such a massive Push for people to get connected to free view then this…. Im gutted. I Don’t want to wait but im not going to be forced into subscribing to some other ‘pay to view’ channels just for one programme (even though I LOVE It).

October 26, 2012

I think the show is great in that it shows how real people might react to the situation of a virus afflicted population. Obvious faults, such as petrol being useless after 3 months so they couldn’t use petrol driven cars (diesel would be a better option); the (so far) reliance on guns for self defense etc etc etc. But, it’s well acted – especially by the British lead actor – and the plot makes sense (for now at least). My wife came up with the idea of going to a prison for safety – kudos to her for her thought process! As much as I enjoy the programme, I hope that it doesn’t limp on for years as ‘The Fugitive’ did – sometimes it’s better to work towards a magnificent finale, rather that let it die due to lack of interest, as so many US shows have done in the past

October 27, 2012

Gutted missed the first ep of Season 3 WD, anyone know if I can catch up anywhere as I missed the sunday ep as well durghhh!!!!!

November 12, 2012
Mike Young

The best series since Sopranos… maybe better.

Roll on season 3.

November 23, 2012

I am so angry about the walking dead being shown on FX which i dont have on freeview, i have watched the first series and the second series and now you take it away from all the people who only have freeview its just the same as LOST that was also taken away from the people who only have freeview , i am so annoyed :( ……………………………………………………………………………….

November 25, 2012

When is this series going onto Channel 5? Desperate to watch as dont have sky/virgin.

December 5, 2012

Does anybody know when it is coming out on channel 5/free-view?

March 31, 2013
Elle Vice

Sorry to say – after being in the states until last weekend, having seen the second-to-last episode … the whole third season is unbelievably slow and lack-lustre. It is obvious why this hasn’t been rushed to air in the UK … we demand more. Don’t get me wrong, it has it’s moment – but these could be squeezed into a Youtube 15 minute trailer (not leaving a second out). Sorry.

July 2, 2013
peter roberts

When will the walking dead seasion 3 coming on freeview