NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, announced today the network will premiere Season three of the worldwide hit drama, “The Walking Dead” en Español Wednesday, August 31 at 10pmET/9C. The 16-episode series, which airs exclusively in Spanish on NBC UNIVERSO in the U.S., has captivated Hispanic audiences.
“We are excited to have more people become part of our universe and having the opportunity to present our show to Latinos in the U.S. on NBC UNIVERSO is unprecedented,” said Greg Nicotero, Executive Producer, Director and Special Effects Makeup Supervisor for The Walking Dead. “With any survival story you have to find characters you identify with… that you would want to fight alongside, fall in love with them or be forced to watch them die. For ‘The Walking Dead’ we have been able to create a fantastic ensemble where viewers find someone they can relate to and that is critical for any kind of dramatic television. Any great story starts with great characters. If you don’t invest in them it doesn’t matter what happens.”
“We continue breaking barriers by elevating content with relatable characters,” said Bilai Joa Silar, Senior Vice President, Programming & Production, NBC UNIVERSO. “We are thrilled to bring back ‘The Walking Dead’ en Español, a series that has resonated immensely with U.S. Hispanic audiences. In this third season, drama intensifies when groups and communities of survivors confront each other. In order to survive, they will need to fear the living more than dead.”
In this new season, officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) continues the fight to survive and protect his family and group of survivors from walkers. When Rick discovers a federal prison could be a safe refuge to set a permanent camp, he will push his group to its limit to eliminate prison walkers. But soon he will discover his biggest challenge to keep his group alive will be other survivors.
In addition to Lincoln, season three stars Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Danai Gurira (Michonne), David Morrissey (The Governor), Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Emily Kinney (Beth Greene), Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee), Laurie Holden (Andrea Harrison), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), and Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon).
Besides enjoying the episodes on TV, subscribers of NBC UNIVERSO on participating cable, satellite, and telco services will also be able to view full episodes of “The Walking Dead” en Español through Video on Demand and digitally on www.nbcuniverso.com/NOW and on NBC UNIVERSO NOW apps by entering the subscriber’s log-in information.
Fans can engage on social media by using the hashtag #TWDenEspañol and find more content about the show in Spanish on NBC UNIVERSO’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nbcuniverso and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nbcuniverso/.
To find NBC UNIVERSO on your satellite, telco or cable TV channel lineup, go to Channel 410 on DIRECTV; Channel 838 on DISH Network; Channel 3009 or 3010 on AT&T U-verse; and visit www.nbcuniverso.com/encuentra for the NBC UNIVERSO channel number on your local cable TV listings.
NBC UNIVERSO is currently available to 40 million households across the U.S. The network is telecast in HD nationwide on DirecTV; Western U.S. markets served by Comcast Xfinity TV; throughout Bright House Networks’ cable television footprint; and select Cox Communications markets.
About “The Walking Dead”:
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” reigns as television’s most watched drama for adults 18-49 for the last four years. “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series, which has been heralded by critics as “an honest-to-God phenomenon” (Variety), is executive produced by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and Tom Luse.
About NBC UNIVERSO:
NBC UNIVERSO (www.nbcuniverso.com) is a modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, bringing edgy programming and the world’s top sports franchises to more than 40 million households in the U.S. As one of the most widely available modern cable channels for U.S. Latinos, NBC UNIVERSO delivers a thrilling mix of exclusive sports action – including FIFA World Cup™, NASCAR Mexico Series, NFL, Premier League and The 2016 Rio Olympics – along with hit series, blockbuster movies, music, and must-see live events on TV, online and mobile devices. NBC UNIVERSO is part of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, a division of NBCUniversal (www.nbcuniversal.com), one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation (www.comcastcorporation.com).
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