Amazon Prime Instant Video to get Fear the Walking Dead in 2016

The Walking Dead spin-off Fear the Walking Dead will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video UK in 2016. The streaming service has agreed a multi-territory deal for the new show, which premieres in the US this weekend.

The prequel series, which focuses on the opening stages of the zombie apocalypse, will also air later this month on BT's new US import channel, AMC Global.

Amazon Prime customers in Austria and Germany can watch the series from next Tuesday, but BT's AMC deal means the show won't be available on the UK service until next year. Still, if you need something to watch while you wait, Amazon Prime Instant does have the first three seasons of The Walking Dead.

Jason Ropell, Head of International Content for Amazon Video, said: "Fear the Walking Dead is one of the most-anticipated shows in the world and companion to one of the most successful scripted dramas in the history of television.

"We recently announced that we're bringing Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May back together to create a hugely-anticipated new motoring show exclusively for Prime members, and now we're excited to add Fear the Walking Dead."

Despite Amazon's investment, data published by Ofcom earlier this week shows that its streaming service still trails rival Netflix when it comes to subscribers. The service now has 1.2 million customers, compared to 4.4 million subscribed to Netflix.

Fear the Walking Dead will make its debut on BT's new channel on Monday 31 August at 9pm.

Source: Variety

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