The Walking Dead will return on Feb. 10, with the airing of the Season 3 mid-season premiere. The new trend of splitting a season into two separate runs has become an effective marketing tool for networks, giving them time to build hype and grow their audience base.
Can't wait for the return of The Walking Dead? Check out AMC's Sneak Peek of Episode 309: The Suicide King.
As part of its hype-building campaign, AMC has not only released an interactive Facebook game, they also plan to air Seasons 1 and 2 in black-and-white to pay homage to the series' comic book origins. Additionally, The Walking Dead creator and Skybound Entertainment founder, Robert Kirkman, has released The Walking Dead video game, an "episodic point-and-click adventure game." (The free trial is well worth checking out!)
The first half of Season 3 was dominated by anticipation for the reunion of long-lost brothers, Merle and Daryl. Now, fans wait anxiously to witness the meeting between Rick and The Governor in the second half of Season 3. Watch the sneak peek and tune in to the mid-season premiere this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST.