The Whisperers continue to cast a shadow over the newfound concept of civilisation as The Walking Dead returns for its 10th season on Sunday 6 October. In the UK, 'Lines We Cross' will be available on Monday 7 October.

Introduced in season 9, the franchise's latest 'bad guy' is a horde of wannabe zombies, a group that conceals its identity with the skin of the undead, showing once again that humans themselves are the real threat in a post-apocalyptic world.

Rumours for season 10 point to increased tensions between the two groups of survivors, leading to an all-out Whisperer War.

What channel is The Walking Dead on?

In the UK The Walking Dead airs on Fox UK. In the US you'll need AMC.

What time is The Walking Dead on?

To watch the first broadcast you'll need to tune in on Mondays at 9pm BST in the UK, or Sundays at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central in the US.

Expect season 10 to run for eight episodes before taking a mid-season break, returning in February 2020.

Can I watch the latest episode early?

Yes, if you are in the US and subscribe to AMC Premiere. In return for your $4.99/month subscription you will be able to watch The Walking Dead episodes 48 hours before they air, completely ad-free.

A VPN might mask your location, but to be eligible for AMC Premiere you must also have AMC as part of your paid TV package, and will need to provide login details for that service before you can continue.

How to get Fox UK

If you don't already subscribe to Sky or Virgin, NowTV is our preferred option thanks to its cheap entry price (just £8.99/month for the Entertainment package required to watch TWD) and the fact you can install and use it on up to four devices, including a smart TV or streaming box/dongle, a laptop, phone or tablet.

There's also a seven-day free trial, so you can try before you buy and - if you're prepared to wait a few weeks - binge-watch the entire season for free.

In return for your £8.99 a month you get more than 250 on-demand TV boxsets, catch-up facilities and 11 channels.

NowTV is also offered free with Vodafone Red Entertainment plans.

How to watch The Walking Dead without a subscription

An alternative method of watching The Walking Dead is to purchase individual episodes or a season pass. Episodes are available the day after they are broadcast on Fox UK, so every Tuesday from 8 October.

As a rough guide you're looking at £1.99 per episode in standard-definition, and £2.49 in high-definition, while an entire season costs £24.99 in SD and £29.99 in HD.

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Like all popular TV series and films there will be people uploading The Walking Dead torrents or hosting illegal streams of the programme, but we won't advise you on these here.