Fear The Walking Dead To Premiere In The UK On BT TV

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BT has announced that US cable channel AMC will launch in the UK for the first time on 28 August exclusively to BT customers. AMC from BT will premiere The Walking Dead’s spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead on Monday 31 August at 9pm. The acclaimed drama Rectify will premiere for the first time in the UK on Tuesday 1 September at 9pm.

“We’re delighted that our viewers will be able to experience the start of the zombie apocalypse when AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead debuts exclusively to BT customers”, says Delia Bushell, managing director, BT TV & BT Sport. “We’re only a few weeks away from one of television’s most compelling new dramas and we’re looking forward to sharing AMC’s outstanding selection of series and films with our customers.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with BT for the first-ever launch of AMC in the UK,” says Bruce Tuchman, president of AMC and Sundance Channel Global. “There is a tremendous level of excitement around the debut of Fear the Walking Dead, and we’re looking forward to showcasing the series exclusively for UK audiences on AMC from BT. The network will also feature other dramas from AMC Networks including the acclaimed series Rectify from the producers of Breaking Bad to complement its line-up of popular movies.”

AMC from BT will showcase other soon to be announced dramas from AMC Networks in addition to series from other leading producers. The channel will also feature acclaimed films from the world’s most popular film libraries.

The AMC from BT channel will be available for free to all BT TV customers. Customers do not need to take any action to receive the channel – it will automatically be added.

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Rectify follows the life of Daniel Holden (Aden Young) upon his release from jail after serving 19 years on Georgia’s Death Row before DNA evidence disputed the state’s original case. Holden, who was only 18 when convicted and sentenced to die for the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, returns to his family and to his hometown where the murder occurred and where many still believe he is guilty.

Starring in Rectify alongside Aden Young (Killer Elite) as Daniel Holden are Abigail Spencer (True Detective) as Amantha Holden, Clayne Crawford (A Walk To Remember) as Ted Talbot Jr, Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby) as Tawney Talbot, J Smith Cameron (True Blood) as Janet Talbot and Luke Kirby (Take This Waltz) as Jon Stern.

Created and written by Academy Award winner Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, Deadwood, Sons of Anarchy) and executive produced by Gran Via’s Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad), the six-episode first season of Rectify originally debuted on Sundance Channel, AMC’s sister network in the US.

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