Australian audiences will see the highly anticipated season premiere the same day as the U.S. broadcast, Monday October 13 on Foxtel's FX channel.
As in previous seasons, the series’ fifth season of 16 episodes will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 13 and returning February 2015 with the final eight episodes.
The zombie drama continues to break ratings records both in the US on AMC and worldwide across Fox's 200 entertainment channels in 125 countries. Internationally Season 4 consistently ranked as the number one show on pay-tv, beating out all other competition in major markets and over-performing all prior season averages.
The series has garnered two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up, a Golden Globe® Award nomination for Best Television Series- Drama, a WGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media and most recently took out the Astra Award for Favorite Program – International Drama.