With the exciting ending to season two of The Walking Dead, many are wondering when season three of The Walking Dead will kick off. While AMC has not officially announced the exact date of The Walking Dead season three premiere, we do at least know what month the series will be returning.
While it would be cool to see a Walking Dead summer run, it’s not in the cards. Summer is unfortunately for reruns and reality TV, and viewers will have to wait until Fall for their zombie fix. In an interview with CNN, Walking Dead executive producer Glen Mazzara teased that after watching the season two finale, “…I think a lot of the diehard fans will say, ‘I can’t wait for October.’ I guarantee it.”
The very first season of The Walking Dead premiered on October 31, 2010. The second season of The Walking Dead premiered on October 16, 2011. So what is the likely date for the third season of The Walking Dead premiere, given that Mazzara says it will be in October?
Considering the trend appears to be earlier premier dates and longer seasons, then we can hazard an educated guess. We do know for sure that the third season will be a sixteen episode season, which is three episodes longer than the second season. With the longer season, it would make sense that the premiere date for season three would be moved up. If AMC keeps The Walking Dead in the Sunday night time slot, then the first Sunday in October is October 7. Of course, AMC might go with October 14, but we’re betting it will be October 7, 2012 given the longer season.