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For The First Time The Walking Dead Is Now Available On Amazon’s Lovefilm

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 MileThe 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.”

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Emmys: ‘Walking Dead’s’ Glen Mazzara on Killing a Beloved Character

THR: Looking at season three as a whole, you’ve killed off a few major characters — including one who’s still alive and kicking in the comics. What was the decision like to kill Andrea?
Mazzara: They’re all difficult decisions. I thought it was important that we always show that no one is safe. It’s also important to show the effect that these deaths have on our other characters. Andrea’s death, for example, I knew Rick was going to finally open up the gates of the prison after a season in which he’s trying to hide away from the world and lock everybody away and keep them safe. He realizes what that means — that our group is now becoming isolated and will be picked off, that his own son is on the road to becoming the Governor (David Morrissey), so he has to open up the gates and let other people in and be compassionate. At the end of the finale, he brings in these women, children and elderly people and the group is going to transform. There needed to be a blood sacrifice for that, and there had to be a price that was paid. Andrea paying that price was important. She is unable to re-enter the group. In a way, a lot of what she did was bring the two groups together. But she’s never able to enter the prison and be reunited in a full way with Rick’s group. That was an ultimate sacrifice that was worthy of the season finale.

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Emmys: ‘Walking Dead’s’ Glen Mazzara on Killing a Beloved Character