AMC recently launched its own subscription service called AMC Premiere, and now it's is being expanded to include exclusive content from The Walking Dead. Vulture reports that subscribers to Premiere will be treated to access to select scenes from episodes of the hit television show before they air. There will be new content added throughout the season, which will start with the first three minutes of the Oct. 22 premiere of the show. That will be available on the service starting Oct. 18.
The new content doesn’t stop with The Walking Dead, though. The service is adding the non-AMC series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and there is bonus content for all of AMC’s original series available on the platform. However, The Walking Dead is by far the most popular show on AMC, and thus it makes sense that there would be more additional content surrounding this show than any other.
Following The Walking Dead’s season opener, AMC Premiere will make the beginning of the next episode available on the service on Sunday nights. If the content is deemed to have too many spoilers, an alternate clip will be selected. Additionally, Premiere will have two The Walking Dead documentaries available on the service before they air on AMC.
AMC Premiere is an ad-free option for those who don’t enjoy dealing with television advertisements. It’s not currently available for cord-cutters, though — you can only access it via on demand for Comcast’s Xfinity subscribers. It costs $5 per month. However, this move is an indication that AMC wants to grow its service; AMC president Charlie Collier told Vulture that this exclusivity will change in the future.