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How to watch The Walking Dead streams for free on Twitch

Published: 18/Sep/2020 18:09

by Daniel Cleary

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AMC’s hit television series The Walking Dead will be launching a Twitch channel for all content surrounding the show and its spinoffs, including episode premieres and more. Here’s how you can tune in for free.

Ahead of the Walking Dead’s Season 10 finale on October 4, it was announced that they would be starting a dedicated channel for the franchise on Amazon’s broadcasting platform, Twitch.

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The Twitch channel, called TWDUniverse, will feature plenty of exclusive content each week for their interactive streams, giving fans of the three shows a chance to catch up on all things The Walking Dead. Here’s everything you’ll need to know.

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Exclusive The Walking Dead content will be released on AMC’s new Twitch channel, TWDUniverse.

How to watch The Walking Dead streams

To watch you’ll simply need to tune into TWDUniverse’s official Twitch channel when they go live, which we also have embedded below.

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The new Walking Dead channel will host a launch party on Sunday, September 20 at 7:30pm ET to celebrate the new channel, kicking things off with a Season 10 marathon.

While you do not need to create a Twitch account to watch any of their upcoming streams, you will need to make one if you plan on interacting in the chat or following the channel to get notifications when it is broadcasting.

Official TWDUniverse Twitch stream

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What will be streamed on The Walking Dead’s channel?

AMC Networks revealed that followers of the stream will be able to participate in a ‘Watchalong’ during episode premieres every Sunday and with exclusive follow-up shows like The Walking Dead Catch Up, Re-Watching Dead, and Recapping Dead also expected to be released on the channel.

The channel has been described as a “first-of-its-kind live-streaming entertainment experience” and they will be continuing to expand with more exclusive content throughout the seasons.

They also announced that viewers would be able to “watch classic The Walking Dead episodes” on the channel as well.

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While other TWD spinoffs have recently been leaked and teased, such as a TV series on fan-favorite character Daryl Dixon, it is also possible that this new channel could be used to debut some of their new shows in the future as well.

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Henry Cavill as Arthas in Warcraft 2 makes perfect sense: here’s why

Published: 7/Oct/2020 4:11 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 5:03

by Isaac McIntyre

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Okay World of Warcraft fans, it’s time to go all-in… Henry Cavill would make a perfect Arthas in Blizzard’s newly rumored Warcraft 2 revival, especially after proving he’s got the fantasy chops as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher.

The original Warcraft movie came out back in 2016, and landed with mixed reviews. World of Warcraft fans loved it, of course; seeing characters like Anduin, Medivh, Gul’dan, and Durotan brought to life on the big screen was a dream come true.

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Critics and general audiences were less convinced. Duncan Jones’ high-fantasy romp in the world of Azeroth was dubbed a failure. A sequel was stamped ‘highly unlikely’ after the box office flop. 

Except, just four years later, the Warcraft rumor mill has thundered back to life. Legendary Entertainment has already green-lit a sequel, according to insider Daniel Ritchman, with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson involved.

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Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the United States, but made $391.7m overseas.
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Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the States, but made $391.7m overseas.

And so, with Warcraft 2 reportedly in development, that leaves us with the biggest question for the sequel; what will the story be? Will the franchise take it step by step, and tell the story of “Tides of Darkness,” or head for a better-selling sequel?

In our opinion, Blizzard’s best bet for the sequel is to skip straight to “Reign of Chaos” and it’s genre-defining expansion “The Frozen Throne.” The third game’s storyline has plenty of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ elements.

Enter fantasy’s man of the hour, Henry Cavill.

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Arthas Menethil is key to Warcraft 3, and Cavill is a perfect pick to play him. The prince’s path to the throne is littered with huge battles, dastardly schemes, and of course, the biggest twist Blizzard’s Warcraft franchise has ever offered up.

Reason number one: I mean, look at Henry Cavill. That speaks for itself.

Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Arthas Menethil.
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Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Warcraft’s Arthas Menethil.

There are other reasons too though. One is that Cavill is a big World of Warcraft fan himself, meaning he’d likely be eager to sign on. I mean come on, the guy missed the news he had been cast as Superman because he was deep in a WoW raid.

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Former Blizzard figurehead Chris Metzen and Rise of the Lich King writer Christie Golden have both given Cavill’s fan-casting their tick of approval too; the Warcraft duo are well and truly “on the [Cavill as] Arthas train.”

Finally, Warcraft 2 will need ticket-selling star power. The first 2016 flick did have plenty of big names ⁠— Vikings lead Travis Fimmell was among them, as was Marvel’s Dominic Cooper ⁠— but none command the same household stardom as Henry Cavill.

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Cavill, 37, is a little old for Arthas in “Reign of Chaos” and “The Frozen Throne,” but if Legendary and Blizzard plan out a trilogy leading into “Wrath of the Lich King” ⁠— which they absolutely should ⁠— the British star will fit perfectly for Menethil’s final Warcraft hurrah.

Heck, cast a younger actor for the opening stage of the prince’s life, then bring Cavill in with a narrative time-jump in the third or fourth Warcraft movie.

Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.
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Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.

The Superman star isn’t the only name being linked to Warcraft 2 either. Fimmel is expected to return as Anduin in the sequel, as is Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar. Paula Patton has also said she’d “love” to return for another Warcraft outing.

The same insider reports that suggested Warcraft 2 is now in the works also tipped Jurassic World lead Chris Pratt as another star who has already been tabled a multi-movie deal.

Duncan Jones, who directed the 2016 release, also said he would happily return as long as there are “less cooks in the kitchen.” Blizzard has yet to officially respond to the reported new sequel, so take everything with a pinch of salt… for now.