NBC Universo has acquired from AMC the exclusive television rights to air the blockbuster zombie apocalypse series The Walking Dead in Spanish in the U.S. This will mark the first time the series will air in Spanish on U.S. television and other platforms.
The Walking Dead has been TV’s highest-rated series among adults 18-49 for the past three years. NBC Universo will begin airing episodes from Seasons 1 through 3 dubbed in Spanish beginning in early 2016.
“Very few series in television history have so thoroughly captivated young adult audiences like ‘The Walking Dead.’ It has been a blockbuster mainstream hit, and there’s a tremendous appetite for Latinos to fully enjoy this series in Spanish for the very first time in the U.S.,” said Rubén Mendiola, President, NBC Universo. “Adding ‘The Walking Dead’ to our primetime programming lineup is a clear demonstration of our commitment to bringing the most provocative and best-quality entertainment to U.S. Hispanics in Spanish.
The Walking Dead will be available to NBC Universo subscribers on VOD, nbcuniverso.com and the NBC Universo Now app.
The Walking Dead joins series Prison Break and South Park, which will debut on NBC Universo later this month.
Currently in its sixth season on AMC, new episodes of The Walking Dead air (in English) on Sundays at 9 PM.