We’re officially close enough to the Season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead — just two days away to be exact — that we can no longer contain our excitement. While U.S. viewers can catch the season opener on October 13 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC, fans in foreign countries (read: not the United States) have typically had a weeklong delay in watching new episodes, which was the case with Seasons 1-3.
However, international TWD fans will now be delighted to know that they can watch brand-new episodes of the AMC hit 24 hours or less after they’re initially broadcast in America.
This decreased lag time for worldwide TWD watchers means there will be less of an opportunity for foreign fans to be spoiled. It will also ensure that fewer people will be watching pirated versions of the show.
As Fox International Channel’s chief marketing officer Liz Dolan told TheWrap, “We want to prevent the spoilers, for sure, we also want to make sure [international viewers] get the best version of the show — not some pirated version. But we also want them to get it super fast.”
This shorter delay means the show will need to be dubbed in 44 languages much faster than it has been in the past, but despite the difficulty, the one-day lag is expected to last for the entire 16-episode season, which will be broken up into two eight-episode halves.
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The Walking Dead Season 4 premieres on October 13 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC… in the United States.