I glued myself to the TV thinking The Walking Dead season 4 will premiere tonight. Few hours after, I got the Press Release from FOX that it will be on October 19 at 8:55 PM followed by the premiere of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and Sleepy Hollow at 9:50 PM and 10:45 PM, respectively.
I’m also became more excited that there will be a Zombie Ball at the Terrace of Maxims Hotel, Resorts World just before the actual screening.
The three shows are among the most highly anticipated series in the US, each owning a distinct fan base as TV adaptations of successful comic book and movie franchises.
The Walking Dead is based on a comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, and has had a strong viewership over its last three seasons, garnering 12.4 million viewers for its Season 3 finale and reigns the most watched series in PayTV history.
I even promoted the books and TV series of The Walking Dead on different social websites and forums as part of my Marketing Job with a US Online company.
To those who might have missed the 3 previous seasons. FOX will treat you to a four-day channel takeover, Countdown To The Zombie Apocalypse. Starting on October 15 at 11:40 PM until October 19 at 8:55 PM. It will be non-stop right up until the Season 4 premiere, giving the ultimate chance for FOX viewers to catch up with the latest developments in the series.
Meanwhile, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is created by Joss Whedon, director of Marvel’s The Avengers, along with Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. The series chronicles the experiences of Agent Phil Coulson, from The Avengers (the highest-grossing film of 2012), as he puts together a team under the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division (S.H.I.E.L.D.) that encounters and profiles superhumans in the world. It expands the Marvel universe with new characters and adventures, portraying ordinary people put in extraordinary circumstances and placed smack dab in the middle of the epic battle between good and evil.
Clark Gregg reprises his role as Agent Phil Coulson, a character loved by hardcore Marvel fans as well as fans of The Avengers. Gregg is joined by Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge, who play Coulson’s fellow agents in S.H.I.E.L.D. Produced by Disney and Marvel, the series promises the high-level action and storytelling for which the films have been highly acclaimed and loved by viewers around the world over the years.
Sleepy Hollow is a modern-day retelling of the American short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. The TV series tells of how Ichabod Crane dies in 1781 after he kills the Headless Horseman, but mysteriously awakens again in 2013 to find that the Horseman is again wreaking havoc in the town of Sleepy Hollow. He partners with Lt. Abbie Mills to stop the evil being from murdering more people and sparking the return of dark, supernatural forces to the earth. Sleepy Hollow premiered on September 16, 2013 in the US and scored a massive 10 million viewers, which bodes well for the Philippine and Asian premiere on October 19.
October 19 is the night to stay addicted to FOX as it shows not one but three long-awaited series premieres!