'The Walking Dead' Spanish-Dubbed Episodes to Air on NBC Universo

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The network will start airing the first three seasons of the AMC hit show in early 2016.

NBCUniversal's Spanish-language cable network NBC Universo, previously called Mun2, has struck a deal with AMC Networks for the exclusive U.S. rights to Spanish-dubbed episodes of hit drama The Walking Dead.

The AMC hit show's first three seasons will start airing on the channel next year.

The network, part of the Telemundo group, will air the dubbed show weekly in primetime starting in early 2016. The deal marks the first time the series will air in Spanish on U.S. television and other platforms.

The young-skewing channel has previously picked up the rights to Spanish-language versions of Prison Break, which will premiere on the channel next week, Battlestar Galactica and South Park, which will premiere on the network on Oct. 26

"Very few series in television history have so thoroughly captivated young adult audiences like The Walking Dead. It has been a blockbuster mainstream hit, and there’s a tremendous appetite for Latinos to fully enjoy this series in Spanish for the very first time in the U.S.,” said Ruben Mendiola, president of NBC Universo. “Adding The Walking Dead to our primetime programming lineup is a clear demonstration of our commitment to bringing the most provocative and best-quality entertainment to U.S. Hispanics in Spanish.”

NBC Universo is currently available to 40 million households across the U.S.