AMC prepping 2 new Walking Dead docs, huge July 4 marathon

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Jan 25, 2016, 4:21 PM EST (Updated)

It’s going to be a long, lively summer while we wait for The Walking Dead’s return this fall — but it sounds like AMC is going to help us out with some undead activities in the meantime.

The network has announced two new documentaries framed around the series, which will both debut in July. Inside the Walking Dead is set to air Tuesday, July 8, at 10 p.m., focusing on all the production departments involved in the creation of the series, from costumes to special effects.

After that, Inside the Walking Dead: Walker University will debut Tuesday, July 15, at 10 p.m., and look at the training and work involved to make those undead just the right amount of freaky and awesome. From the walk to the mumble, it takes a lot of effort to crave the delicious taste of human flesh effectively.

But that’s not all. Along with these nifty documentaries, the network is also planning a huge marathon of the show’s entire four-season run to kick off at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 4, eventually winding down with a Talking Dead Season 5 Preview Special on Sunday, July 6, at 9 p.m.

So, yeah — we still won’t know how the gang gets out of that rail car any sooner, but at least we won’t be apocalypse-starved all summer.

For those keeping count, the fifth season of The Walking Dead is set to return in October.

(Via TV Line)