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‘The Walking Dead’ Fan Premiere Review: Mid-Season Premiere Date Revealed

Hello ‘The Walking Dead’ Family!

If you follow me on Twitter you probably already know that I had a teeny-tiny bit of luck and the absolute pleasure of attending The Walking Dead Fan Premiere! And what a way to usher in the new season!

I can’t talk about the premiere. Like at all! I signed a very official nondisclosure agreement and Yvette Nicole Brown, who moderated the event, threatened to find anyone that spoils it and that honestly scares me more. However, I have no intention of doing anything of the sort. There’s nothing like the fresh, chaotic start of a new season and I wouldn’t want to tarnish that for anyone.

The Walking Dead Fan Premiere Badge Photo: Julie L

The premiere was a really memorable experience that highlighted exactly why the show is so successful and I can only imagine how they’ll try to top themselves next year (my vote goes to hologram projections of the cast right into our TV rooms). So here is my completely non-spoilery insanely vague review of the premiere: Watch it!

And while that’s not much to go on since it’s probably what you were going to do anyway, it’s more of a demand than a suggestion. Season six already feels important and several former cast members, who will always hold special places in our Walking Dead Family: Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene), Jon Bernthal (Shane) and Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon) all expressed an excitement to see our gang kick butt based on the bar that was set extremely high by season five.

My wise and sage advice is to remember it’s a premiere, and as grand scale as that may or may not be it’s important to remember that this episode is setting up an entire season. So if you’re left wanting more for any variable reason — that’s a good thing! It’s all about perspective. Can’t wait to discuss it all for real with everyone after it airs!

Oh, I can tell you one thing! Cancel those Valentine’s Day plans now and make reservations on the couch because the official date for the mid-season premiere is February 14th! I can’t decide if this means that something will make us appreciate the episode being on that date (as an avid shipper I hold my breath every episode) or it just worked out that way and they know we love it so much that it doesn’t matter because we have to tune in.

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes in The walking Dead Photo: AMC

The Walking Dead airs Sunday at 9 on AMC.