The Walking Dead is now returning from its mid-season break but season 9 still isn’t available on Netflix just yet. Here’s when we’re going to be seeing season 9 of The Walking Dead arrive on Netflix in the United States.
The Walking Dead continues to be a big hit for AMC despite many fans turning on it in past years. It still attracts big audiences but is no longer the only zombie show in town. It’s also spawned a spin-off show called Fear The Walking Dead which, sadly, isn’t available on Netflix.
The ninth season of the show represents the biggest and most radical season yet (or it should) as some of the show’s biggest stars are set to depart by the time the finale airs in 2019. Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohen who play Rick and Maggie respectively are both leaving the show this season. We’ve also learned that Danai Gurira who plays Michonne is also now scheduled to depart from the show. Despite this, it would seem that Season 10 is definitely still going to be going ahead.
This season also has a big shake-up with the story too with (spoilers for season 8) the war now over with the saviors and Negan neutered.
The Walking Dead Season 9 Netflix Release Date
Note: this only applies to Netflix US – other regions may vary
As we said above, season 9 will definitely be coming to Netflix in line with the previous eight seasons which have landed on a regular schedule. AMC shows coming to Netflix are a rarity now with only three shows from the network due to come to Netflix in 2019.
Unfortunately, there’s no deal in place bringing episodes to Netflix weekly. Instead, you’ll likely have to wait until September 2019 before season 9 of The Walking Dead is streaming.
Season 8 was added on September 24th, so you can assume a similar time will be in place for next year as well.
Thanks to recent news that season 10 of The Walking Dead is due to return on October 6th, 2019 this aids the above prediction.
The reason AMC adds the show so late to Netflix is, in part, to help with promoting and catching fans up for the new seasons which often then starts airing in late September/early October.
Will The Walking Dead leave Netflix?
It’s always been a fear for many that The Walking Dead may one day leave Netflix. After all, we’ve seen a significant shift in the past few years with Netflix focusing on their originals as third parties take their titles away.
As we’ve explained before, however, Netflix has an existing legacy contract with AMC for TWD. That means all past and future seasons will be on Netflix until the show ends. With that said, AMC could buy out its way of said contract but that doesn’t look likely.
What about other Netflix regions?
Netflix Canada and Japan will also be the recipient of season 9 and will be arriving roughly the same time as the US, September 2019. Some European countries and Latin America will also be a recipient but those dates are harder to predict. Season 9 should be available by the end of the year or in early 2020.
Are you looking forward to catching the new season of The Walking Dead on Netflix? Will you be watching live or will you wait for it to drop on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.