AMC Networks launched their subscription service AMC+ on June 11, 2020. The idea was to have a one-stop shop for live feeds, a catalog of the network’s original and exclusive content. The Walking Dead universe is a part of this content, and the subscription service has provided subscribers with early series releases within the universe. But why didn’t the Daryl Dixon series premiere early?
The promotions and press releases for The Walking Dead: Dary Dixon stated that the series would premiere on AMC and AMC+ on September 10. Some reports state that AMC did announce the new series would air three days early, as The Walking Dead: Dead City and Fear the Walking Dead episodes did in early 2023.
But the latest release confirms that both AMC and AMC+ will release the new spinoff and Fear the Walking Dead season 8, part 2, on the same day. AMC+ will begin airing the latest episodes at 3 a.m. ET and AMC at 9 p.m. ET, the series’ traditional time slot within TWDU.
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
AMC+ did release the first 10 minutes of Daryl Dixon exclusively on the subscription service week ahead of the premiere. This gave subscribers a treat to see what the tone of the series would be.
Norman Reedus reprises his role as Daryl in the new series and finds himself in unfamiliar territory of France. This must be traumatic for a man who never left Georgia until well into adulthood. But as a survivor, Daryl will acclimate to his surroundings and begin his primary goal of returning home to his found family.
The official synopsis reveals that along his journey, Daryl will encounter several people, friends, and foes who make his task difficult.
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon is one of a long line of spinoffs in TWDU that greatly expand the universe. Don’t miss the premiere of the six-episode season on AMC and AMC+ on September 10.