For the first time ever, the stars and producers of the phenomenally successful “The Walking Dead” are coming to theaters nationwide as part of the ultimate TV fan festival – PaleyFest (The William S. Paley Television Festival). Presented by NCM® Fathom Events and The Paley Center for Media in celebration of PaleyFest’s 30th anniversary, “PaleyFest” will feature a lively panel discussion from the sold-out event, giving audiences an exclusive look inside the hit television series. “PaleyFest Featuring ‘The Walking Dead,’” the festival’s opening night presentation, pre-recorded March 1 featuring appearances by the cast and creative team, will be broadcast to select U.S. movie theaters on Thursday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Confirmed panelists for “PaleyFest Featuring ‘The Walking Dead,’” moderated by Chris Hardwick, host of “The Talking Dead,” include Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), David Morrissey (The Governor), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes) as well as executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert and Greg Nicotero.
“For the first time, fans will be able to join in the excitement as we bring the ultimate TV fan festival experience to theaters across the country,” said Paley Center for Media President and CEO Pat Mitchell. “Partnering with NCM Fathom Events as part of PaleyFest’s landmark 30th Anniversary allows fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ to see their favorite television actors and creators, and highlights the Paley Center’s continuing effort to bring the fun and excitement of PaleyFest to more and more people. We are grateful for the participation of the cast, creative teams, along with AMC., for their continuing support and enthusiasm for these special PaleyFest evenings.”