The holiday season isn’t a very generous time for TWD news to surface — we suspect much more info will start leaking out once 2016 clicks into place. But one thing we can say for certain will happen early next year is that there’ll be another way for Spanish-speaking viewers to watch the show. There have been ways for people not so fluent in English to watch The Walking Dead in the past — alternate Spanish dub tracks have existed for years. But this broadcast deal is the first of its kind, at least within the USA.
NBC spinoff NBC UNIVERSO, primarily a sports and entertainment cable channel, has secured the rights to The Walking Dead’s Spanish version and will start broadcasting it on January 20.
“Opening up the world of ‘The Walking Dead’ to new audiences who will now be able to immerse themselves in the drama and suspense of the series is incredibly exciting,” said creator Robert Kirkman. “The show continues to manifest itself in ways beyond my wildest imagination, and I am thrilled for fans to experience it when it’s released on NBC UNIVERSO in the New Year.”
“’The Walking Dead’ is a global phenomenon that transcends cultural barriers and pushes the element of human survival to the limit,” said Bilai Joa Silar, Senior Vice President, Programming & Production, NBC UNIVERSO. “By adding this blockbuster series to our programming lineup, we are offering our viewers the opportunity to discover the universe of the zombie apocalypse and to get hooked in their preferred language… Spanish.”
NBC UNIVERSO’s broadcast will start all the way at the beginning with the first episode, “Days Gone Bye.” Those of you who know Spanish, don’t spread spoilers!