Season 9 of The Walking Dead will be just as explosive as fans expect. In the thrilling finale of season 8 featuring the “All Out War,” Negan was finally defeated — but spared from death — by Rick, and was kept as a prisoner instead. But just when they thought they can finally have some sense of peace, a new terror rises in the form of The Whisperers, led by their cold and cruel leader, Alpha. And we’ve got some good news to share – episodes will air at the same time as in the US, so you can watch without fearing spoilers.
The new season of the highly anticipated show will premiere same day as the US on the FOX SHOWCASE channel, Monday, October 8, here in Australia!
The Walking Dead is one of Foxtel’s Most Watched Dramas
There’s no doubt that The Walking Dead series is one of the most popular shows currently on the air. It has millions of thousands of fans all over the world, so it was a smart move for Foxtel to lock down the rights. You can watch Season 9 first on Foxtel, in HD – basically the only way to watch legally.
Alternatively, you could wait for the S9 DVD to come out or purchase episodes as they are available on digital retailers, but it’s likely going to be a long time until it hits the shelves. For now, Foxtel is your best bet.
On Chromecast? Yes!
Luckily, you don’t need a traditional Foxtel subscription to tune in. If you’re not keen on getting cable or being locked down in a contract, you can stream The Walking Dead Season 9 online with Foxtel Now. Foxtel’s streaming services is cheap, fast, and reliable. There are no contracts, so you can cancel anytime. Plus, it comes with Google Chromecast compatibility. Meaning you can stream the show to the big screen, in HD. Just like having Foxtel, but considerably cheaper.
On Netflix? Not so much…
Since Foxtel has the rights for The Walking Dead, you won’t be able to watch the show on Netflix anytime soon. While the series is available in the US, we can’t watch it Down Under. Not yet, anyway. Netflix is working towards providing subscribers with a truly global content library, but that’s unlikely to happen anytime soon. Until then, Foxtel is the only place to enjoy the AMC drama.
The Walking Dead Season 9 Schedule and Replays
The sixteen episodes of the second part of Season 9 will air at the same time as the US – every Monday at 1:30pm on Showcase. If you can’t watch during that time, you can catch a replay in prime-time. Here’s the complete Australian broadcast schedule for the week of October 8, with every live airing and all Walking Dead 9 replays available for you and your family to enjoy:
- Showcase Mon 8 Oct 1:30pm – 2:35pm
- Showcase+2 Mon 8 Oct 3.30pm – 4.35pm
- Showcase Mon 8 Oct 7:30pm – 8:30pm
- Showcase+2 Mon 8 Oct 9:30pm – 10:30pm
Following the premiere broadcast each week, The Walking Dead will be available to watch whenever you want via Foxtel On Demand. Of course, you can also watch the Walking Dead online with Foxtel Now or steam the popular series with the Foxtel Go app. New episodes will air weekly.
Stream The Walking Dead Live – 2 Weeks Free Trial Offer
The FX channel is included in Foxtel Now’s Pop Pack, which costs $15/month. You can also get both the Pop and Drama packs at a discount for $25/month. Best of all, you can watch Foxtel Now absolutely free for two weeks if you use the special 14-day trial offer that’s available. There’s no contract, so you can cancel anytime.
So if you want to stream previous seasons of The Walking Dead right now – and watch new episodes every Monday at 1:30pm live from the US starting October 8, you’re just one click away from enjoying everything Foxtel Now has to offer. The service is available on PC/Macs, mobile devices, Google Chromecast, Telstra TV, and PS4.
Alternatively, you can also download the latest episodes of the new season of The Walking Dead from BigPond Movies. Better yet, get a Season Pass to access all episodes and save more at the same time!
Six Shows to Watch When You Can’t Watch The Walking Dead
Planning to wait until all the episodes are out and binge the entire season? Or maybe you don’t want to get Foxtel or Foxtel Now, so you’re patiently waiting for The Walking Dead Season 8 to hit digital retailers? Here are six shows you can watch in the meantime.
Stranger Things (Netflix)
A Netflix original series that’s been getting a lot of buzz, Stranger Things is set to return with Season 2 at the end of October. The series is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s. The first season followed the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy amid supernatural events occurring around the town. Season 2 will take place one year later and will deal with the consequences as the characters do their best to return to normal.
A new Netflix series scheduled to premiere this October, Mindhunter is directed by the one and only David Fincher. Hence, is a must-see for any Se7en or Fight Club fan out there. The new show takes place in the late 1970s, when two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters. Sounds riveting, to say the least.
The first 12 seasons of Supernatural hit Stan this month, just in time for Halloween. Is you’re looking for you next binge, this might be the perfect pick for you. It doesn’t feature zombies, but you do get special appearances by all sorts of supernatural beings – demons, ghosts, vampires, and so on. And you get to know the Winchester brothers, who specialize in hunting these creatures down.
Based on the popular cult comic book franchise of the same name, Preacher is an absurdly twisted and action-packed thrill ride. When Jesse Custer, a small-town preacher with a criminal past, realises God is absent from Heaven, he sets out to find Him. He’s joined by his true love and good mate. The gang ends up in New Orleans, where they must dodge local gangsters, dangerous secret agents in white suits and the Saint of Killers, an unstoppable murderous cowboy from Hell. Two seasons are currently on Stan.
Fear The Walking Dead (Foxtel Now)
What better way to cure your TWD withdrawal than with a good dose of its prequel? Moreover, the two shows are planning a crossover episode, although the details are still fuzzy. “There is one character that is going to go from one show, that I will not name, to another show, that I will not name,” The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman recently announced at New York Comic Con. A pretty exciting time to get caught up with Fear the Walking Dead – which is a riveting series on its own.
Mr. Robot (Foxtel Now)
Now in its third season, the show follows anti-social computer programmer Elliot as he works as a cyber security engineer during the day, vigilante hacker by night. Since cyber security is a more terrifying issue than ever, you might want to finally see what this show is all about. New episodes are available on Foxtel Now.