It might seem like a zombie show, but it’s so much more.
The critically acclaimed horror-drama challenges every viewer to question how they might perhaps handle similar situations that the main cast of The Walking Dead find themselves in throughout each episode.
Being based on an extremely well written comic book, The Walking Dead had plenty of great content to base itself off of for the show’s premiere, but early fans of the comic book have adopted the show as the writing and directing have paid their dues to the show’s origins. In an interview, executive producer David Alpert has specifically said how much he enjoys working from the comic book’s source material, “”I happen to love working from source material, specifically because we have a pretty good idea of what Season 10 is gonna be.”
In other words, as long as the ratings are still there (and they show no sign of slowing), AMC has plenty of reason to renew The Walking Dead in the foreseeable future.
For those less familiar with The Walking Dead, it’s probably worth noting that while the zombie theme certainly gives the show it’s initial base, the most intense interactions are often between the survivors of the apocalyptic setting. It’s nearly impossible to make accurate assessment of who to trust and who to hate in each season. The ethical lines that are blurred make The Walking Dead the most entertaining.
Currently The Walking Dead has aired five seasons on AMC, with overall critical acclaim (some folks argue there have been some weak spots). So for those of you hoping to catch up before the next seasons airs, we list out the places where you can stream The Walking Dead online.
Where to watch The Walking Dead online
Is The Walking Dead on Netflix: The first five seasons of The Walking Dead are on Netflix so this is a great place to start for those interested in getting started watching the series. Netflix and AMC have a great relationship too, so we fully expect the newest seasons to quickly find their ways on Netflix as well.
Is The Walking Dead on Amazon: The Walking Dead is on Amazon, but is not currently free for Prime subscribers. The good news, the fifth season is currently available for streaming for about $2 an episode or about $40 for the entire fifth season.
iTunes: Similar to Amazon, The Walking Dead is currently available on iTunes as well but costs $3 per episode. Season five is available both broken up by season or individual episode.
Google Play: For the same price as Amazon, you can stream The Walking Dead on Google Play as well for $2 an episode. The fifth season of The Walking Dead is on Google Play as well.
Stream The Walking Dead on Sling TV: The newest major streaming company created by DISH will let you live stream The Walking Dead as well.
Is The Walking Dead on Hulu? Unfortunately, The Walking Dead isn’t available on Hulu to stream at this time.
For the more traditional viewers reading this article, you can still buy The Walking Dead on DVD, which gives the most hardcore fans of the show all the extra features they could ever hope for and more, from deleted scenes to interviews, these DVD sets are certainly worth considering. For a complete seasons too, they seem reasonably priced.
Watch The Walking Dead Live with Sling TV
Another great option is a bit of a larger commitment. Sling TV is a new alternative to Cable that allows you to subscribe to several channels for a mere $20, including The Walking Dead. AMC is one of the channels offered on Sling so you’re in luck! It gives you live television so you can watch online just like you would on a traditional television. Head over there now to check it out and sign up for the free seven day trial.
Watch The Walking Dead on DIRECTV NOW
DIRECTV NOW is another online streaming service which live streams a number of channels including AMC. So, it stands to reason that you’ll be able to watch the Walking Dead live. Also, like Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, allows subscribers to stream on the go via their mobile devices. All that’s required is to download and install the app for your device. Starting at $35 a month AT&T also throws in free internet streaming via the service. So, you can watch The Walking Dead until you drop dead!
We’ll keep updating this page as The Walking Dead’s upcoming seasons become available on various streaming services, but please let us know if we’re missing anything in the comments below!
Check out The Walking Dead season five trailer below: