The press release from Lovefilm:
LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company, has today announced an exclusive deal with FOX International Channels that will bring one of the most-watched drama series in US cable history, The Walking Dead, to LOVEFiLM Instant.
Series one of the award-winning zombie show, starring British actor Andrew Lincoln, is available toLOVEFiLM Instant members in the UK from today, with additional series scheduled to appear on the service over the next 18 months. LOVEFiLM Instant will be the only stand-alone subscription video on demand service in the UK where TV fans can watch the critically acclaimed and hugely popular horror-drama.
Widely regarded as one of the most exciting dramas of all time, The Walking Dead is created by Oscar nominee Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption) and based on the comic book series of the same name. Since first arriving on air in 2010, viewers have followed the journey of sheriff’s deputy Rick Grimes, who wakes up from a coma to find himself in a terrifying world dominated by flesh-eating “walkers”. Having returned home to discover his wife and son are nowhere to be found, he sets out to track down his missing family, encountering zombie hordes and other survivors along the way.
Chris Bird, Director of Film Strategy at LOVEFiLM said:
“Securing the exclusive streaming rights to The Walking Dead is another exciting development for us. It is seriously impressive that the show has become one of the most-watched drama series in basic US cable history, and a real testament to its quality. We are thrilled to bring this great content to our members, especially as we are the only subscription service in the country to do so.”