AMC has confirmed when The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon will premiere on AMC+, and it’s a big change from other Walking Dead shows this year.
- The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon will premiere Sunday, September 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET on both AMC and AMC+.
- AMC’s decision to air the episode simultaneously on cable and streaming may stem from a desire to host a big premiere night and attract more viewers overall.
- Daryl Dixon is the most popular original character in The Walking Dead TV universe, which may have influenced AMC’s decision to make his show’s premiere special.
AMC has confirmed when The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon will air on AMC+, marking a departure from other series in the franchise that premiered this year. The new spin-off follows Daryl, who washes ashore in France and is forced on a mission to guide a young boy named Laurent across the country for prophetic purposes. The series is scheduled to air September 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET on AMC.
Now, AMC Talk has confirmed The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon will also be available on the streaming service AMC+ on September 10th, and the episode will also be broadcast on the cable network at the same time. This is a departure from the premieres of Fear the walking death Season 8 and The Walking Dead: Dead City Season 1 earlier this year. The premieres of those previous series were available three days in advance on AMC+, which will not be the case with Daryl’s new spin-off.
Why Daryl Dixon isn’t premiering early
This is the first spin-off in the series to feature flagship characters, premiering simultaneously on AMC and AMC+. The Walking Dead: Dead City premiered early on AMC+, meaning people watched the beginning of the series on different nights. Because The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon Not premiering as early as previous spin-offs in the franchise this year, all viewers will see the show begin at the same time the night it airs.
It’s possible that the early premiere of episodes on AMC+ prompted AMC to take a different approach to Daryl’s spin-off. While it’s unclear if the early release of the episodes on AMC+ will impact viewership, AMC may be hoping a big premiere night will help attract more viewers overall. If that’s the case, it remains to be seen if future episodes of the show will air earlier or if they’ll all be available on Sunday nights.
Daryl is also the most popular original character in The Walking Deadis the TV universe. This may have prompted AMC to ensure its show’s premiere is special by beginning the same night on cable and streaming. It also makes it easier to discuss the premiere because everyone who wants to see it is watching at the same time. It seems AMC is determined to show what an event this is The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixonwill be the premiere and what it means for the future of the franchise.
Source: AMC Talk
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