‘The Walking Dead’ Gets Spanish-Language Premiere Date

AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama dubbed episodes to air on NBC Universo

“The Walking Dead” will make its Spanish-language debut on NBC Universo, the company announced Thursday.

“Opening up the world of ‘The Walking Dead’ to new audiences who will now be able to immerse themselves in the drama and suspense of the series is incredibly exciting,” series creator Robert Kirkman said. “The show continues to manifest itself in ways beyond my wildest imagination, and I am thrilled for fans to experience it when it’s released on NBC Universo in the New Year.”

In addition to enjoying the episodes on TV, subscribers of NBC Universo on participating cable, satellite, and telco services will also be able to view episodes of “The Walking Dead” on Demand, as well as on the NBC Universo website and app.

“The Walking Dead” is based on the comic book series written by Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Kirkman serves as an executive producer along with Gale Anne Hurd, chairperson of Valhalla Motion Pictures, David Alpert from Circle of Confusion, and Charles “Chic” Eglee.

The series stars Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs and Steven Yeun.

NBC Universo is currently available to 40 million households across the U.S. The network is telecast in HD nationwide on DirecTV; Western U.S. markets served by Comcast Xfinity TV; throughout Bright House Networks’ cable television footprint; and select Cox Communications markets.

“The Walking Dead” will premiere on NBC Universo on Jan. 20 at 10 p.m./9c. Subsequent airings of new episodes dubbed into Spanish will air weekly on Wednesdays at 10.