The fifth season of The Walking Dead premiered on Fox Movies on Monday October 13th at 7:30pm KSA/8:30pm UAE – within 24 hours of its global debut, with a repeat of the series’ previous episode also airing at 6:30pm KSA/7:30pm UAE every Monday.
The Walking Dead is an Emmy award winning, highly acclaimed adaptation of the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by flesh-eating zombies, The Walking Dead is one of the world’s biggest and most popular TV shows.
The 16-episode fifth season picks up shortly after the events of last year’s dramatic finale, which left Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate.
What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.
“At Fox Movies, we are thrilled to have premiered Season 5 of The Walking Dead here in the Middle East, just 24 hours after its US debut,” says Sanjay Raina, general manager, Fox International Channels Middle East. “The short period of time between the series’ US premiere and its Middle Eastern debut is a strong testament to our commitment to delivering timely content to regional audiences.”