The Walking Dead season 7 comes to Netflix in September

Fans of The Walking Dead, mark your calendars for the release of season 7 on Netflix in September.

The end of season 6 of The Walking Dead was a brutal one for fans after the writers teased viewers with a ridiculous cliffhanger of an unknown character dying as a result of the evil Negan. It was a total cop-out move to keep viewers for the season 7 premiere to find out the fate of the characters that were practically being held hostage by Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who announced his presence with Lucille, his barbed-wire covered baseball bat, in one of the most shocking scenes in series history.

No spoilers here. But fans who haven’t been able to catch up on AMC and have managed to avoid spoilers for all this time can finally find out what happened with the release of The Walking Dead season 7 on Netflix on Friday, Sept. 8. Fridays are reserved for Netflix Originals, like BoJack Horseman, which releases season 4 on that same day, but the release of the latest season may actually trump Netflix’s own programming.

Either way, it’s a win for Netflix because people will be watching both.

The Walking Dead season 7 will be released at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT on Friday, so if you’re really antsy, you can stay up all night and have a marathon in the overnight hours.

Season 7 was 16 episodes long and unlike the TV viewers, Netflix viewers won’t have to wait four months between episode 8 and episode 9 when AMC holds their midseason hiatus. And fans will have about six weeks to watch all of season 7 before the season 8 premiere on AMC on Sunday, Oct. 22.

And if you will be waiting for season 8 of The Walking Dead to arrive on Netflix, you can expect that to arrive in September of 2018.