The Walking Dead Holiday Special: Chris Hardwick to host cast get-together

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

AMC has announced that we're getting the first-ever The Walking Dead Holiday Special on Sunday, December 13th. The hour-long special will premiere on the network's streaming platform AMC+ and will be hosted by Talking Dead's Chris Hardwick.

The Walking Dead Holiday Special will feature appearances from The Walking Dead cast members Lauren Cohan, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Khary Payton, Eleanor Matsuura, Cooper Andrews, Cassady McClincy, Lauren Ridloff, Cailey Fleming, Emily Kinney, and IronE Singleton as they gather via video chat to 

talk about the holiday season and look back on a decade of the franchise series – from behind-the-scenes stories on set to what fans can look forward to next.

The special will include a performance of "Up on the Housetop" by Kinney, a parody of "Twelve Days of Christmas" sung by Payton, Andrews, Matsuura, and McClincy, and other festive moments throughout, and will debut an exclusive new table read video from "Diverged", one of six new episodes in the extended 10th season.

The Walking Dead Universe chief content officer Scott M. Gimple and The Walking Dead showrunner / executive producer Angela Kang will also be appearing on the special.

The Walking Dead Holiday Special sounds like it will be a nice way for fans to pass some time this holiday season, and it will help tide us over until season 10's six "bonus episodes" begin airing on February 28th. Each of those bonus episodes will be followed by a new episode of Talking Dead. While the bonus episodes will air on AMC on Sunday nights, they'll also be available to watch early on AMC+; they'll be released on the streaming service every Thursday.

The Walking Dead Holiday Special is being produced by Embassy Row, with Brandon Monk, Steve Markowitz, and Michael Davies executive producing.

Source: ComingSoon

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