Channel Five picks up The Walking Dead rights

Channel FiveChannel Five has acquired the UK rights to the hit American zombie drama The Walking Dead starring British actor Andrew Lincoln.

 

 

 

Channel FiveChannel Five has acquired the free-to-air UK rights to the hit new American series, The Walking Dead. The AMC zombie drama has pulled in record ratings for the broadcaster and has actually increased its ratings over the course of its six-part first season. The Walking Dead stars British actor Andrew Lincoln (best known for This Life and Teachers). The drama will air on Channel Five next year in the Spring.

 

The series has already aired in the UK on the digital channel FX but Channel Five will open up the drama to more viewers. Broadcaster AMC has already ordered a second series of the drama and bumped up the episode order to 13.