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‘The Walking Dead’ hosts huge premiere for fans in New York

/ 11:27 AM October 10, 2015
Andrew Lincoln, from left, Chandler Riggs and Steven Yeun attend AMC's "The Walking Dead" season six premiere fan event at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in New York. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Andrew Lincoln, from left, Chandler Riggs and Steven Yeun attend AMC’s “The Walking Dead” season six premiere fan event at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in New York. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

NEW YORK— A premiere Friday (Saturday, Manila time) for season six of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” at New York’s Madison Square Garden was so big and orchestrated, its stars attended a rehearsal that afternoon to prepare.

The event, which awarded fans with tickets via giveaways and sweepstakes, screened the season six premiere and then held a panel with 18 cast members.

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The red carpet itself was moved inside at the last minute due to rain and wind. But that didn’t keep away the fans, many who dressed as zombies, or “walkers,” as they’re called on the series.

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