The ninth season of The Walking Dead will premiere in October 2018 – and the zombies will be coming to Comic Con SA!

Ninth Season The Walking Dead: Comic Con SA

The Walking Dead ninth season will premiere on Fox Africa on October 8 2018 at 8.45pm and will be the final season for lead actor Andrew Lincoln, who has portrayed Rick Grimes since the show’s inception. “There’s nothing but gratitude that I feel for this whole experience and love for this bunch of people,” said Lincoln at a recent press event. “It’s changed my life in a myriad of different ways.”

Months after the defeat of Negan under an alliance of communities spearheaded by Rick Grimes, the ninth season of The Walking Dead focuses on the united communities as they face obstacles and threats both outside and inside their alliance, with the threat of the mysterious Whisperers looming.

When asked what fans can look forward to into the next season, executive producer Angela Kang shared: “We’re playing with time this season, and we get to see the world in a way that we’ve never seen it on the show before. We’re seeing that nature is taking over. We see that manmade structures are falling down and that provides challenges to our group, and we see how clever they are in dealing with these new challenges.”

Comic Con SA

To celebrate this new season and get fans looking forward to 8 October 2018, Fox will be setting up a Walking Dead activation at this year’s Comic Con Africa which runs from 16 to 18 September 2018 at Kyalami. The activation comes  complete with walk-in cage, online gaming, live zombies and Walking Dead merchandise to be won.

As in post-apocalyptic Alexandria, the action won’t be contained to one place. There will be zombies roaming freely around Comic Con SA. Deadheads will have the chance to compete in a “walk the walkers” challenge, where they have to herd zombies back to the Walking Dead cage. Those who are able to get the most walkers to walk with them, stand in line to win a replica Lucille bat or a Walking Dead T-shirt.

What: Ninth season of The Walking Dead

Where and when: FOX Africa, DStv Channel 125 from 8 October 2018 at 8.45pm

What happened before: Season Eight of The Walking Dead