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‘The Walking Dead’ To Return Oct. 23

Cable’s most watched original series The Walking Dead will debut its seventh season on Oct. 23, the network said Friday at Comic Con International convention in San Diego.

The zombie-themed series will premiere the first eight episodes of season seven in the fall with the remaining eight returning in February 2017, said network officials.

Also premiering on Oct. 23 will be The Walking Dead companion series Talking Dead as well as reality series Comic Book Men, said the network.

AMC also announced an Aug. 14 special The Walking Dead Season 7 Preview Special which will give fans an early look at what to expect in the upcoming season, and an Oct. 16 two-hour “The Walking Dead Recap Special, recapping the first six seasons of the series.