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The Walking Dead: Announces First Ever Christmas Special

Published on November 6th, 2020 | Updated on November 6th, 2020 | By FanFest

The Walking Dead is set to offer fans their first ever Christmas Special. AMC is the gift that keeps on giving… more and more… and more… and more Walking Dead content.  In fact, they should probably just change their name by now.  Oh well…

As part of AMC’s annual “Best Christmas Ever” event, the show will run in a live-streamed virtual catch-up with  cast members from all three of the current shows, including The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, and The Walking Dead World Beyond.  The hour long special will be hosted by Talking Dead‘s  Chris Hardwick.

This is the third virtual hangout event for the The Walking Dead Universe this year following Walking Dead Family Hangout in the summer and The Walking Dead Universe Preview Special, which aired in September to celebrate 11 weeks of new TWD content that will run through December 6.

In other related holiday news, formerly Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead, Andrew Lincoln will play Ebenezer Scrooge in the Old Vic’s annual production of A Christmas Carol.  The performance will be available on December 12, the production will be the largest live streamed show mounted during the pandemic, making use of a full, socially-distanced cast. [Featured image: Old Vic, via Twitter]

Andrew Lincoln steps into the shoes of Scrooge, but Lincoln will do so in an empty theater but it will be televised. It’s part of the Old Vic’s ‘In Camera’ series, which has already plays starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith in Lungs, and Andrew Scott in Three Kings earlier this year.

A Christmas Carol will be screened across sixteen performances from December 12-24, with 5000 tickets for each performance up for grabs. The Old Vic are also offering the show free to care homes around the country, and local schools, which is a really lovely gesture. Tickets go on sale to priority access holders on November 3, and to the general public on November 9 – find them here.

According to Secret London, theater bosses don’t expect to make a profit from this massive production – an incredible show of generosity and selflessness at a time when the theater industry is struggling more than most. The Old Vic has been helped by a long-awaited £3 million emergency subsidy from the government, but you can also support their immeasurable contribution to London and the arts by donating here.

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