The Walking Dead fans are eagerly awaiting the Season 5 premiere to air - which is still more than a month away. But what's the complete season schedule going to be like? Can fans expect an uninterrupted run up to the Season 5 finale?
Wetpaint has come up with a speculative schedule based on the show's Season 4 run and if it's close to what the series' makers have in mind, then looks like fans will have to deal with a mid-season break after the first eight episodes.
"The first eight episodes of the season typically run uninterrupted (as they did last year) but there's always a small chance AMC might elect to air a two-hour episode and/or then decide to air a rerun one week," states the report.
The calendar of The Walking Dead Season 5 should look something like this:
Season 5, Episode 1 (season premiere): October 12 at 9 pm ET
Season 5, Episode 2: October 19
Season 5, Episode 3: October 26
Season 5, Episode 4: November 2
Season 5, Episode 5: November 9
Season 5, Episode 6: November 16
Season 5, Episode 7: November 23
Season 5, Episode 8 (midseason finale): November 30
The report also states, for some additional context, that TWD Season 4 kicked off on October 13, 2013 and the midseason finale aired on December 1 – claiming that this seems like a reliable schedule for the first half of the season.
Speaking of the overall structure of the fifth season, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd recently said, "We always have one sort of overarching arc, but there are distinct natural ends to particular arcs that fall during the midseason finale and pick up again in the midseason premiere."
The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres on October 12 at 9 pm ET on AMC.