The Walking Dead cast is coming to Late Night.
According to Variety, TBS announced that the stars of the hit AMC cable series will appear on The Conan Show on TBS February 6th as a lead up to its mid-season premiere on February 9th. Joining Conan on the show will be Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, Danai Gurira and Melissa McBride.
After the harrowing events of the mid-season finale in December, the cast finds themselves torn from the prison sanctuary they’ve called home for the past two seasons. Scattered into several different groups following their gruesome encounter with The Governor (that also left fan-favorite Hershel dead) our heroes must now fend for themselves sans the protective fences of the prison walls.
And as the trailer that was recently released on the internet suggests, it’s not about to get any easier for Sheriff Rick Grimes, his son Carl (played by Chandler Riggs) or the others who exited the prison together as the walls came crumbling down around them.
“It’s not going to be easy,” Rick presumably tells Carl as his voice narrates atop a montage of zombies attacking his crew. “But we’re not too far gone.”
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As the Walking Dead cast prepares for their promotional appearance on Conan, the one thing they’ve come to expect by now is that at any point their wild ride on the roller coaster that is cable TV’s number one show could come to an abrupt – and often times bloody – end. That fact has only enhanced the show’s “Must Watch” reputation amongst its legion of fans.
As reported on Yahoo News, series star Andrew Lincoln believes the show could even survive his own untimely death, should the producers feel it’s time to move on from his character.
“I’ve always maintained that if and when I die, which is an inevitability in the show… as long as it pushes the story on, I’ll go with it,” Lincoln said.
But one thing is clear: the suspense of losing their favorite characters to a horde of killer zombies hasn’t scared off viewership either. According to the Daily News web site, “the mid-season finale drew 12.1 million viewers, a whopping 7.7 million of whom fell in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic.”
Conan is hoping to bring those kinds of numbers to his show when he welcomes the Walking Dead cast next month.
The episode of Conan featuring the cast will air February 6th on TBS, the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead airs February 9th on AMC.