The war with Negan is over, so what next (click here for spoilers)? Season 9 of The Walking Dead returns tonight with 'A New Beginning', and here's how you can watch episode 1 completely free online or on TV.
The series is broadcast a day earlier in the US than it is here in the UK, so while the first broadcast actually takes place on 7 October on AMC, in the UK you'll be looking for the Fox UK broadcast at 9pm on Monday 8 October 2018.
The latter service costs just £7.99 per month for an Entertainment pass, and if you're prepared to binge-watch all 16 episodes (each an hour long) you can watch it completely free online, on TV or via dedicated mobile apps by taking advantage of a 14-day free trial.
NowTV also offers more than 250 on-demand TV boxsets, plus catch-up facilities. It has also confirmed that previous seasons of The Walking Dead will return to its boxsets on 1 October.
You don't need a Sky subscription to watch NowTV, and nor do you need a NowTV box or streaming stick (unless you want one) - apps are available for Chromecast, PlayStation, Xbox, Roku, smart TVs, Windows and Mac, and iOS and Android.
The Walking Dead Season 9 will also be available through Amazon Prime, but it won't be part of the subscription. Based on the prices it is currently charging for Season 8, you'll pay £1.89 per episode (or £2.49 in HD), or you can buy the entire season for £24.99 (SD; £29.99 HD).
It's also currently possible to buy older episodes of The Walking Dead through the following services, so we expect this will continue to be the case for season 9:
- Google Play: single episode from £1.99 (SD); season from £24.99 (SD)
- YouTube: single episode from £1.99 (SD); season from £24.99 (SD)
- iTunes: single episode from £1.89 (SD); season from £24.99 (SD)
Like all popular TV series and films there will almost certainly be people uploading The Walking Dead torrents or hosting illegal streams of the programme, but we won't advise you on these here.