Fans of AMC's The Walking Dead will have the opportunity to pre-game with Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the Whisperers before this Sunday's NFL Super Bowl LIII championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots. On Sunday, February 3rd, subscribers of AMC Premiere will be able to screen the ninth episode of the ninth season, the Greg Nicotero-directed "Adaptation" – and the episode will remain available for the entire week leading to the midseason network return on February 10.
Back in October 2018, viewers who subscribed to the network's AMC Premiere pay service were able to screen ninth season premiere "A New Beginning" 24 hours before its AMC Premiere. Though the offer resulted in The Walking Dead seeing a new premiere ratings low up to that point, it was a huge subscription boost to AMC Premiere subscription numbers.
AMC Premiere is available on Comcast, YouTube TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Apple iOS
The Walking Dead s09e09 'Adaptation': The group unmasks a disturbing and dangerous new thread. An escaped captive revisits his past. Directed by: Greg Nicotero / Written by: Corey Reed
The second half of "The Walking Dead" Season 9 finds our groups of survivors, both old and new, continuing to deal with the impact of events that took place during the six years that have passed. Since the disappearance of Rick, many of these characters have become strangers to each other, and in some ways, strangers to themselves.
What they do know is that they are in undeniable danger. They will soon realize the world just beyond does not operate as they thought. The group's rules and ways of survival no longer guarantee their safety. A whole new threat has crossed their paths, and they soon discover it's unlike any threat they have encountered or endured before. The group will start to question what they think they see. What may appear to be normal in this post-apocalyptic world could actually be more disturbing and terrifying than when the apocalypse first broke out. All that is certain is the stakes are high and numerous.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth.
AMC's The Walking Dead makes its midseason return on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 9 p.m. ET.