Credit: Blake Tyers/AMC Photo: Daryl, Carl, and Oscar Are Ready to Shoot on The Walking Dead Season 3, Episode 6

What better way to celebrate America’s birthday than with a show about a post-apocalyptic world overrun by vicious zombies? Clearly, AMC thinks The Walking Dead is the perfect patriotic treat, because the network has decided to air a TWD mega-marathon beginning on July 4.

The marathon will kick off on July 4 at 1 p.m. ET with, what else, the pilot episode (“Days Gone By”) in which Rick Grimes awakens from a comma to find his family missing and the world populated by zombies. Season 1 will be show in its entirety in color, and then again in black and white, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.

By July 5, AMC will start airing episodes from TWD Season 2, starting with the premiere at 1 p.m. ET and concluding with the Season 2 finale (duh) at 1:30 a.m. ET on July 6. Talk about an all-nighter!

And last but certainly not least, the epic death-fest that was Season 3 will begin at 1 p.m. ET on July 6. There will be a few repeats along the way, but be sure to catch Season 3’s penultimate episode on July 7 at 7 p.m. ET. As of right now the schedule doesn’t indicate that AMC will be airing the Season 3 finale, “Welcome to the Tombs,” but we suppose they need to leave something for next time!

Will you be checking out The Walking Dead series marathon this July 4 weekend? Vote below!

Source: AMC