The Walking Dead: Season 3 is finally almost here. Those familiar with Robert Kirkman’s comic from which the AMC series is based know that this season promises some of the best storytelling the franchise has to offer. Kids will soon be put to bed early and zombies will be splattered across the TV screen.
If Dish Network is your satellite provider then AMC and several other channels under the same umbrella have been missing since July due to a legal squabble. Fear not; AMC is offering a free one-time only online live stream linked at the bottom of this article.
When The Walking Dead wrapped its second season, the “Ricktatorship” has been put into full effect. Shane was out of the picture and the power struggle that dominated Season 2 had been put to rest. Rick is now in charge and determined to keep his group safe.
The loss of Hershel’s Farm has left Rick with a major concern that he will set out to rectify at the beginning of Season 3. Lori is pregnant and as the pregnancy advances, it is becoming more difficult to carry the baby when a car seat is the bed. Rick needs to find her a safe shelter where the baby can be delivered and nursed.
Several months have passed since The Walking Dead: Season 2 finale and where Season 3 picks up. During this time Lori has obviously become more pregnant, but Carl in particular has matured and learned to survive in the zombie-infested world. He got a crash course in killing in Season 2 when putting down zombie Shane, and now his father is willing to trust him with standing on zombie watch and shooting to kill.
New characters that will be introduced tonight are Danai Gurira as Michonne, Andrea’s savior with whom she will form a bond with, and The Governor (David Morrissey), a charming man who will soon become a huge thorn in Rick’s side.
Dish Network customers can visit this special page that AMC has set up to live stream The Walking Dead: Season 3 premiere ‘Seed’ tonight. This is a one-time event so if you’re on Dish and want to see the next episode and beyond, then you will need to make the switch to another provider during this upcoming week.
The Walking Dead: Season 3 premieres tonight at 9/8c on AMC.