'The Walking Dead' Releasing Mid-Season Premiere Early For Super Bowl

AMC will release its Mid-Season Nine premiere of The Walking Dead one week early on Super Bowl Sunday.

"In the spirit of the new group of villains on the show, the Whisperers, AMC today whispered to customers of its AMC Premiere upgrade option that they will be able to watch the upcoming season nine mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead a full week before it appears on the linear television network," the network said in a press release. "The episode will be available to AMC Premiere customers on the afternoon of Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, and will remain on the on-demand platform all week leading into the official premiere on AMC at 9pm ET on February 10."

AMC launched its AMC Premiere as an upgrade option for viewers who "want a premium AMC experience." The network offers exclusive content and early looks at upcoming episodes of their original programs. "AMC Premiere provides commercial-free viewing of in-season original AMC series, as well as exclusive and first-look content, extended episodes, curated movies, the ability to binge certain shows ahead of linear viewers and other benefits," the network said. The AMC Premiere program is available for $4.99 per month.

“In addition to commercial-free viewing of our original series, AMC Premiere customers have enjoyed a variety of other benefits like early access to premieres and the ability to binge full seasons of some shows before they appear on our linear network,” said Mac McKean, executive vice president of innovation for AMC Networks. “Last fall, we offered the season nine premiere of The Walking Dead one day early and it resulted in the single biggest day of new sign-ups in the history of this new platform. In addition to this full week of early access to our mid-season premiere, we are planning to add bonus show content for AMC Premiere customers across the second half of season nine.”

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The Walking Dead Episode 9x09 is titled "Adaptation." The official synopsis for Adaptation reads, "The group unmasks a disturbing and dangerous new thread. An escaped captive revisits his past."

The Walking Dead TV series returns for the back half of its ninth season on February 10, 2019 at 9 pm ET. Fear the Walking Dead will return for its fifth season in 2019. For complete coverage and insider info all year long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter and watch ComicBook.com's After The Dead each Sunday night following new episodes.