Netflix Strikes Exclusive Deal For AMC’s The Walking Dead

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Netflix is trying to bring the dead back to life. The company, whose profit shares have been falling since their price hike and company division, has inked an exclusive deal to stream AMC’s The Walking Dead for several years. A great way to make customers say, “MOOOOOAR NETFLIXXXXX.” 

“Season 1 of The Walking Dead will be available today. Additional seasons of The Walking Dead, as well as certain future AMC and Sundance Channel programming, will be streaming instantly to Netflix members just prior to the premiere of subsequent seasons,” according to a press release sent out today.

“Netflix is already the streaming home of  Mad Men and Breaking Bad in the US and Latin America,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. “We are delighted to be in business directly with AMC Networks. AMC’s programming sensibilities have struck a chord with our members and with the overall viewing public.”

Netflix has also licensed non-exclusive rights to select scripted and unscripted shows from AMC Networks portfolio of AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. “Specific series include IFC’s Portlandia and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret; WE tv’s Braxton Family ValuesMy Fair Wedding, and Bridezillas; and Sundance Channel’s All On The Line with Joe Zeeand Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys.”

Season 2 of the hit series based on Robert Kirkman‘s Image comic of the same name, premieres Sunday October 16 on AMC. If you haven’t yet, check out the special webisode series Torn Apart on their website. It doesn’t feature the main cast but it does give some insight into someone we’ve seen before on the show.

(via Deadline)


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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."